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A Guide To HIV Drug Resistance

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A Guide to HIV Drug Resistance

 Order 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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

A Practical Guide to HIV Drug Treatment for People Living With HIV

Table of Contents Acknowledgments and Credits Getting Started How to Use This Guide Living With HIV, Living With Treatment: The Capsule Version HIV and AIDS: The Basics The Immune System What Does HIV Do to You? Monitoring... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

A Practical Guide to HIV Drug Side Effects

Acknowledgements and Credits Introduction Appetite Loss Body Distortion -- Lipodystrophy Bone Death and Destruction Avascular Necrosis Osteopenia and Osteoporosis Cardiac Concerns Diarrhea Fatigue Gas and Bloating... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Are the undetectable viral copies more prone to being drug resistant and spawning many drug resistant viral copies?

Commercial assays only detec >50 copies of plasma VL. Is it possible/likely (?) that the <50 copies of virus may be the ones that are drug resistant?What are the reservoirs where dormant HIV resides and does the virus continue to do damage...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
Commercial assays only detect the majority species, so we are unaware of the mutations present on minority species, i.e. those with < 10-20% of the population. More sophisticated techniques have been developed which can detect resistance down to... Read more »

Are the undetectable viral copies more prone to being drug resistant and spawning many drug resistant viral copies?

Commercial assays only detec >50 copies of plasma VL. Is it possible/likely (?) that the <50 copies of virus may be the ones that are drug resistant? What are the reservoirs where dormant HIV resides and does the virus continue to do damage...
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
Given those numbers, you are not only immunologically intact, but cognitively as well. There may be areas of low level replication going on despite a plasma viral load < 50. Plasma viral load is only a measure of circulating virus being produced.... 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
This 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 »

drug resistance

Doctor Is there hope for a person who has been diagnosed clinical resistant to most drugs, started using arvs in 1999 have been resistant for the past 7 years.Recently when I did resistance test I was told not resistant to all the drugs in the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Drug resistance is a very important thing to be mindful of when choosing HIV medications. A recent resistance test, if taken while off medications, doesn't reflect the full spectrum of resistance, but rather... Read more »
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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 be for someone in my situation? I am still treatment naive.

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New York draws fire over case of drug-resistantHIV

Posted by Anonymous
Nature 433, 788 (24 February 2005)

New York draws fire over case of drug-resistant HIV

ERIKA CHECK

Rare, aggressive form of AIDS used to publicize dangers of unprotected
sex.

[WASHINGTON] A decision by New York health officials to announce the
detection... Read more »

Resisting Resistance - A Story

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
Personal Perspective: Resisting Resistance

By Matt Sharp

Spring 2006

In a little over four months I will turn fifty. When I was diagnosed with HIV in 1988 I never dreamed I'd reach forty. I've survived a long battle with HIV, and it has not been... Read more »

My strain of HIV is resistant (not completely)

Posted by PozInOrlando, 2 Replies
I found out my strain of HIV is resistant to one entire class of meds (Can't remember the name of the class, but the Dr explained it was the one where you only take 1 pill a day) I almost wanted to cry knowing I have a resistant form of HIV, I... Read more »