The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

HIV Drug ResistanceHIV Drug Resistance
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

Sustiva & Combivir
Nov 27, 2001

Dr: Little: I have decided to to get off my first and only drug combo. Tested poz in 3/00 VL was 17,000 & CD4 695. Today VL 50< CD4 988. If I stop the Sustiva then the Combivir a few days later--? Any hopes of using them again? Thannks for your help.

Response from Dr. Little

Yes, assuming that your viral load went down promptly on this therapy and has stayed less than 50 for the duration, it sounds like you are unlikely to have developed drug resistance that would preclude the use of these drugs in the future. In general, any drug that was stopped because of patient preference or toxicity issues can be tried again (obviously assuming the toxicity was not serious) if the duration of use was associated with sustained control of the viral load (VL <50) with the expectation of success.

VL <400 but jumping around
PML and resistence to all

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint