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Resistant to everything
Aug 22, 2001

Results from resistance test just came back and my Doc tells me I am resistant to everything. T-cells are zero and VL is 40K. VL has been higher, but the highest my T-cells have been is 9. I have been diagnosed since 1998, but every Doc seems to believe infection is much, much older. With new test results, Doc says he will try to find out if there is anything new to try. I couldn't find any drug trials and am very discouraged. I need some alernatives to explore. Any suggestions?

Response from Dr. Little

I would start with the web site: www.hivatis.org

This site provides a very good summary of clinical research trials (ie new drugs) which are currently available. You may have more options if a short commute is a possibility. You may also have greater success with the use of one or more "old" drugs and one or two drugs now available through compassionate use or expanded access. I would discuss this option with your doctor who may be willing to refer you to another care provider if he/she does not have access to these drugs - typically university hospitals provide the most likely access to expanded access drugs. Good luck.


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