NOT RESISTANT ANYMORE
Jan 10, 2008
I FAILED SUSTIVA AND VIRAMUNE YEARS AGO. WAS TOLD I HAD A RESISTANCE TO 1 DRUG IN EACH MEDICINE. 5 YRS AGO I DID A NEW GENOTYPING AND IT FOUND NO RESISTANCE AT ALL. I WANT TO TRY ATRIPLA NOW. DO U THINK ITS SAFE TO GIVE IT A TRY?
Response from Dr. Henry
Detection of resistant virus often diminishes with time off treatment. Those resistant strains persist and would likely lead to treatment failure if Atripla by itself was used again. I would recommend use of a boosted protease inhibitor based regimen plus consider raltegravir if that is available where you live. KH
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