unable to get meds
Oct 4, 2005
Having been on truvada and sustiva for about a year, now that I have just started a new job I am unable to take time off to seek meds, I have been without for about two weeks, is this a big problem? I will try to get them within the next two weeks. My viral load was down to 400per ml last time it was checked under six months ago.
Response from Dr. Pierone
Hello and thanks for posting. As you probably know, stopping HIV medications can lead to development of viral resistance. Sporadic patterns of adherence generate the most risk, but even a one time discontinuation can on rare occasions lead to emergence of resistance. The short answer is that chances are very high that you will have re-suppression of viral replication when you restart medications. Of course, in the future try not to have unplanned treatment interruptions to limit the possibility of developing drug resistant virus. Best of luck to you!
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
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.