One study followed 241 people who had received AZT + 3TC + indinavir (Crixivan) for about one and a half years. During that period, 97 people had at least one viral load blip (between 50 and 200 copies HIV RNA); of these, 24 had two blips. The study found no relationship between the blips and later failure to control viral load, which for this study was defined as two consecutive viral loads above 200 copies HIV RNA. Nine out of the 97 people (9.3%) with blips and twenty out of the 144 people (13.9%) without blips had increasing viral loads during the follow-up period. Statistically, there was no difference in the rate of drug failure between those who did and did not experience the blips.