|Resistance to Atripla
Feb 14, 2009
My partner is currently on Atripla which they say he is becoming resistant - he has been diagnosed with HIV and has lived with it for over 24 years. His current CD4 count is 70 and Viral load is 63000... Following a new test called Trofile ? they are considering a drug from the CCR5 Antagonnist class "Maraviroc" - which we believe is relatively new ... what is know about it's effectiveness ..
| Response from Dr. Henry
If the Trofile new generation assay shows R5 virus than miraviroc would be expected to contribute to control of the virus in a new regimen which often would include several other newer drugs (such as raltegravir, darunavir, etravirine) based on treatment history and resistance testings. Miraviroc has been a generally effective and well tolerated drug when used properly. KH
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