not undetectable yet
Jun 26, 2014
Dr. , I am from Brazil! I started my hiv treatment with a viral load of 36.000. After one month it went down to 245 and after three months to 152. I am worried because I am not undetectable yet! Is it normal? I never missed a dose, but some times on saturdays I take my meds a few hours later (when I have a party or birthday) Is it ok to take at these ocasions a few hours later?? I Am taking lamivudine, tenofovir and efevirenz. thank you
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting from Brazil.
Your viral load decline is very acceptable. At 152, it's very close to undetectable, and I don't worry much when it's below 200. I'd expect it to reach undetectable levels by months 4 or 6.
You're dose timing is perfectly fine- there's not need for stop watch precision.
Hope that's helpful, BY
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