Apr 4, 2014
Hi, I am really starting to get concerned that my doctor is unable to get my viral load under control. I was diagnosed in November 2012 and started Atripla immediately, withing a few weeks I was undetectable but after 9 months my VL started slowly rising to near 500. My doctor then decided to do a resistance test which showed no resistances and switched me to Dolutegravir with Truvada. After 3 weeks, I expected my VL to be near undetectable, instead it rose to over 700. This is really giving me concerns that nothing is going to control this virus. I take my medication every night at 9 and never miss a dose, why am I not successfully controlling it? Thoughts?
Response from Dr. Henry
You should discuss getting an integrase resistance test and consider a boosted protease inhibitor regimen until the situation settles down if there is a a concern about resistance -would repeat a full resistance panel. Your might consider a regimen like r/darunavir + Truvada + dolutegravir until consistently undetectable. KH
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