Genotype Test Not Conclusive
May 11, 2000
I just received a call from my specialist's nurse asking me to go get my blood drawn again for the genotype test. She said the results mean I either have too low of a viral load or that there are too many strains of HIV in my body to pick out a dominate strain. I started on treatment of Combivir/Viracept and responded to those meds which got my VL down to 5,900 (ultra-sensitive test). My doc changed my Viracept to Sustiva in hopes to reduce my VL even more and because I was having a lot of problems with diarrhea with the Viracept. My VL shot back up and at last test a month ago was >75,000 (the measurement cap of the ultra-sensitive test). Do you think the inconclusive results of the genotype test mean that I have a "super virus" or one that current treatments will not work?
Response from Dr. Cohen
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