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hiv resistance
Aug 25, 2003

in april 2003 i was diagnosed with hiv. my doc said my stats are good (cd4=815; vl=3,200),asymptomatic, good health.only swolen lymph nodes. he said i should not begin meds,but wait for 8-10yrs.

question: i've heard all things negative things about hiv resistance. it scares me. i was wondering if there is a test to determine what strain i have? should i not worry?

lou

Response from Dr. Wohl

More and more data indicate that people can acquire antiretroviral resistant virus. Some of these resistance mutations may not hang around very long after infection but also may not completely disappear. Other mutations appear to be more stable and can be detected even years after infections.

There are a growing number of clinicians who are performing resistance tests on people newly diagnosed with HIV, even if the infection was likely over a year or more prior.

Certainly, if infection was possibly more recent, a resistance test is worthwhile.

DW



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