|Should I ask doctor to change treatment?
Aug 17, 2011
I am a 29 yr old man who has been positive for a little over 2 years. My doctor has me on 3 medications: Reyataz, Isentress, and Prezista. My viral load/cd 4 have both been up and down. Currently, my cd4 is 241 and my viral load is 190,000. Should I talk with my doctor about possibly changing my treatment? Is it possible that I have developed a resistance to one or all of these drugs?
| Response from Dr. Henry
If your are consistently taking Reyataz, Isentress, and Prezista and your viral load is 190,000 copies/ml then I would be concerned about significant resistance that would be a challenge to manage-I recommend discussing with your HIV specialist and obtain a resistance test if available to you. KH
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