stopping meds for a week
Sep 25, 2005
Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
There's always some concerns about the risk of resistance after stopping medications- particularly those that contain efavirenz, given the long half life of the drug in the body.
Since you're back on medications and appear to have an undetectable viral load, this data points to the fact that your drugs did, and continue to work for you.
This might be a good time, nevertheless to analyze why you ran short on medications. A little introspection might prevent this situation from happening again in the future.
Good luck, BY
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