|early signs drug resistance
Aug 15, 2007
my resihusband has been HIV + for 13 years and his viral load has been undectable for a long time. resntly he switch to Atripla . Now on his latest lab report his viral load is 52 but his cd4 count has icreased from 700 to 840. Is this early signs of drug resistance
| Response from Dr. Young
A single viral load test of 52 with previous undetectables is almost certainly not a sign of early drug resistance, but rather of what we call "blips"-- elevations that nearly always return to the undectable level. Often, these are the result of minor activation in the immune system- as caused by minor infections (like sinus infections or herpes) or vaccinations. Several clinical studies have shown us that there is no long-term implication of having a blip, so long as the next load tested is undetectable.
Hope this helps. BY
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Is Sinus Infection An Early Sign Of HIV?
- Penis Discharge After Unprotected Anal Sex Without Ejaculation Does It Mean I Have HIV
- White Bumps On Penis After Anal Sex Worried I Have HIV
- How Long Do Hep C Symptoms Take To Occur?
- Will Douching Get Rid Of This Brown Vaginal Discharge Causes?
- 20 Months Negative Persistent Symptoms
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.