|Resistance to Meds
Mar 28, 2006
I've been HIV positive for over 7 years now. Throughout this period I've been successful with treatment and my viral load had been undectable. Recently my doctor changed my therapy (about 6 months ago). Two months ago, my blood work came back with detectable signs of the virus and increasing. My doctor had a resistance test done and it came back this week that I'm now resistant to the majority of the meds available including the ones I'm currently taking - viramune, truvada and ziagen. He has suggested I seek advice from a HIV specialist. He's made another cocktail suggestion, but I want a second opinion before I start it. Can you recommend a doctor in NYC that can help me with making the next best choice in meds. Should I continue with my current meds although I'm now resistant to them? Currently i feel great and have no symptons of illness at all. Thank you in advance for your help.
| Response from Dr. Henry
I would try to see someone at a place like NYU, Cornell, Columbia. Bellevue, Beth Israel--if I gave a specific name other persons I know would be upset that I left them off the list (there are alot of good HIV specialist in NYC!!!). You may want to talk to someone at the Gay Men's Health Crisis Center for example and get a name of someone the community has confidence in for their availability and knowledge and personality! KH
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