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Feb 14, 2001

My brother is having drug Resistance. His Doctor gave him two options. One is to go off All medication til he has full blown aids. Then start him on meds again. How safe is this.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

This is a hard question to answer. Is your brother's virus resistant to all HIV meds, or are there any treatment options? I would not recommend long term treatment interruptions. We do not know what the long term outcomes of such a strategy would be. A short term (3 months or so) discontinuation of meds might help by getting rid of resistant virus in the short term. MH


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