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failure rate
Jul 30, 2009

when you talk about a failure rate of HIV Meds of 5 percent a year. Does that include those who are not adherent or just patients who faithfully take meds. Also, I'm not good at math but does that mean each year an individual runs the risk of 5 percent failure which would accumulate to someting like 25 percent after five and 50 percent after 10 years?

Response from Dr. Henry

That general failure rate refers to a population of patients with mixed levels of adherence as well as to the given first drug regimen. Patients who fail a given initial therapy in western countries can often achieve re-suppression with a properly chosed follow-up regimen so that the very long term odds (>> decades ) of maintaining good viral suppression appears good overall. KH

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