Guy from the clinic again
Jul 1, 2003
My second question is that if people say....Well, how can I live a full lifespan with a drug resistant virus what do I tell them?
Response from Dr. Young
It is possible to have a good prognosis with drug resistant virus, but this really depends on how resistant the virus is, what available treatment options exist.
So, in the worst-case, if the virus is multiply drug resistant, then the prognosis is actually not so good-- and the hopes for achieving an undetectable virus load low.
In better cases, the stakes are still high, with the real need to find the best tolerated, most potent regimen to suppress the virus. With each subsequent treatment failure, there is a greater and greater risk of acquiring addtional drug cross resistance and shorter duration of the antiviral effect of medications. So, getting it right (right meds, right side effects, right adherence, so to speak) is really important. BY
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- What Causes Severe Vaginal Bleeding, Large Clots, Chills, Shivering, Abdominal And Leg Pain?
- How Long Does Androgel Stay In Your Body?
- How Do You Get Rid Of Systemic Candidiasis?
- Can U Catch HIV From Licking Vagina?
- Can You Get HIV From Blood In Mouth?
- Hole In Condom Do I Need To Get Tested For HIV
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.