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A Guide To HIV Drug Resistance

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The Well Project

HIV Drug Resistance

... Table of Contents What Is Resistance? What Causes Resistance? Cross-Resistance and Sequencing How Do I Know if I Have Drug Resistance? Resistance Testing Avoiding Resistance What Is Resistance? HIV drugs are designed to keep your viral loadunder control by preventing the virus from reproducing (or making copies ofitself). Sometimes HIV is able
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Meds

What is the recommended combination of meds for an HIV positive pregnant mother
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.First off, drug resistance testing is highly recommended for all pregnant HIV women who are not currently taking treatments. This information should be Read more »

Halt Immune Deterioration awaiting Resistance Test

I have been on ART for the last ten years and in July 2007 switched from use (after 8 years) of Crixivan and Combivir to Alluvia and Truvada. My CD4 count was 486 at the switch but has since declined to 52 in February 2008. My viral load has...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Ideally, a drug resistant test would better guide your provider as to what regimen you should go on next since there is no doubt that you would likely benefit from HIV medications Read more »

how can I read it?

Hi doc, You have not answered my last four questions, I guess they are FAQ so I have to look deeper in forums. My boyfriend is now ready for treatment, his viral load drpped to 250 in less than one month, to me it was astonishing, 150 in less than...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...differences between the two main types of resistance tests). As for a specific up-to-date interpretation of your boyfriend's drug resistance test results, this may well require an HIV specialist intervention. I would recommend he have a genotype... Read more »

not able to take any meds drug resistant

Hi. I have learned so much from your site. I just wanted a little advice if you have time to answer my question. I learned of being positive in 1995. I came down with pcp. Now 2003, 2 kids later hiv negative wife and kids i have a 3 t-cell count and...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...popped into my mailbox recently. A thorough review of your HIV med history and prior resistance tests, should help inform and guide any future treatment decisions. Some meds might be able to be recycled, and if they have any residual activity,... Read more »
Articles
AIDS Treatment News

A No-nonsense Guide to HIV Drug Resistance Testing

...tests are used. It also includes a glossary and a resource guide. You can obtain a free copy of "A No-nonsense Guide to HIV Drug Resistance Testing," updated version, by calling ViroLogic, Inc. customer service, 1-800-777-0177 Monday through... Read more »
The Body

A Guide to HIV Drug Resistance

...This Booklet To view other booklets from TheBody.com, click here . C O N T E N T S Why Is Understanding Drug Resistance Important? How HIV Works HIV Mutations HIV Treatment How Drug Resistance Occurs How Does... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Understanding HIV/AIDS Drug Resistance Assays *

...HIV/AIDS drug resistance is a frequent cause of HIV/AIDS medication failure and presents a major challenge for physicians as they try to effectively suppress Read more »
The Body

HIV News & Views, January 28, 2010

...treatment goals, HIV treatment educator Donna Kaminski was inspired to figure out why. (Article from ACRIA and GMHC)   A Guide to HIV Drug Resistance HIV is a tough little virus. Although scientists have spent the last 25 years... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...AIDS diagnosisin some cases, within monthsfor some individuals. What is unusual about this case is the combination of broad drug resistance in a previously untreated person and such rapid progression to AIDS (in this case, CD4 counts consistently... Read more »

DRUG RESISTANCE?

Posted by wdhjlr, 2 Replies
...(103, 152, 116). BUT MY CD4 CONTINUE TO RISE RAPIDLY. ( 302 TO 540) IN 4MONTHS! SHOULD I BE CONCERNED WITH MUTATIONS AND DRUG RESISTANCE? HAVE BEEN ON SAME DRUG CLASSES FOR ALMOST 4 YEARS. 100% ADHERENCE TO DRUGS. THE VIRAL LOAD IS TOO LOW... Read more »

New York draws fire over case of drug-resistantHIV

Posted by Anonymous
...resists treatment by the three important classes of HIV-fighting drugs. Officials at the health department say that this multiple drug resistance and the rapid progression to AIDS led them to warn the public of the possible spread of the strain.... Read more »

Drug Resistant HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...Hi I just found out the strain of hiv i have is resistant to possibly a whole class of NRTIs and PIs..any experience with this for any of you? what could the options Read more »