|from undetectable VL to slightly elevated
Oct 4, 2009
I was dignosed in 2005 with VL 95000 and Tcell of 195. Started on Norvir-Truvada-Lexiva right away. Eversince, been undetectable until I went to my MD on 8/18/09 I found out that my VL went up to 300's but my Tcell's are in the 500's. Due to the fact that I missed alot of doses, Do you think the virus are now resistant to my current regimen? Just FYI also, been very, very stressed out lately due to school. thanks
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for your post.
Good to hear that you've been doing well on your regimen.
If this is your only detectable viral load following a bunch of previous undetectable ones, I'd bet that this test simply represents a non-significant blip. The fact that you've been under stress raises the question if you could have a silent herpes flair or other minor infection-- just the recipe for a low level detectable viral burden-- but exactly the circumstances that nearly always (provided that you continue to be adherent) don't result in drug resistance.
So here's to less school stress, a next lab with an undetectable viral load and good health.
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