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Drop too slow?
Jan 1, 2002

I am on HAART for 12 weeks. Starting VL was 935,000, current VL is 117. I am concerned that I have not yet reached undectable and does my slow VL drop leave me more susceptable to developing resistance? If so, shall I change my current regime before it's too late?

Response from Dr. Little

With a starting viral load of 935,000, I think that a viral load of 117 at week 12 is actually not bad. In fact, many studies do not consider someone to be suppressing too slowly until they have passed week 26 or 20 with a detectable viral load. It sounds to me like you are doing well at your current rate of decline.


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