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Hiv -1 Genotype For Drugs Resistance To Rti

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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 load under control by preventing the virus from reproducing (ormaking copies of itself). Sometimes HIV changes, or mutates as it makes copiesof itself. These changes may allow the virus to...
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Is HIV Genotyping and Phenotyping for Drug Resistance experimental Procedure?

I received a copy of the letter Blue Shield sent to the lab in response to the inquiry for a lab test provided:"We have reviewed the information we received and determined that these services are considered experimental/investigational...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
(1)I disagree and encourage you to appeal the denial. Genotyping and phenotyping are no longer experimental or investigational. There is ample peer reviewed literature to support this.Your doctor will be able to point to you literature and studies... Read more »

Genotyping Resistance

I was infected with HIV the first week of May 2001. I came down with Acute HIV Syndrome (strong flu-like symptoms) a few days after a sexual encounter and went to see my doctor. I was diagnosed as having a high viral load and Negative Antibody. I...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
First - you are in great hands. The group in San Francisco has a tremendous experience with just the sort of issues you have raised. I would agree that the mutation to the protease inhibitor is not likely to be of any concern. The M41 and L210... Read more »

genotyping says multi-resistant virus

Seroconverted 1985. Tested positive 1987. On AZT and acyclovir, then AZT/epivir and acyclovir, added crixivan when it became available, had lipodystrophy, switched to sustiva/combivir and acyclovir. Has viral load undetectable/ CD4s > 600,...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Terse. Essential facts only. Thanks. By the way, anti-noun?You don't mention what you mean by "resistance to everything" and that would help to answer your question. I can assume that since your viral load is rising on AZT, 3TC,... Read more »

Are genotypic testing and resistance testing the same thing ?

HI Dr,Sherer,I have just been diagnosed with HIV and HCV. My HCV Dr. did a genotype test to find out what type of HCV that I had (1a). I asked my HIV Dr. about a genotype test and he said that that was not necessary. He did start me on meds because...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
The purpose of the genotype test for hepatitis C (HCV) is to determine the type of HCV with which you are infected. Genotypes 1 and 4 are more difficult to treat.HIV genotypes are now recommended in all patients in the US before they are treated.... 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 »

DRUG RESISTANCE?

Posted by wdhjlr, 2 Replies
FOR THREE LAB DRAWS IN A ROW, ABOUT 4MONTHS APART, MY VIRAL LOAD HAS BEEN JUST SLIGHTLY ABOVE NON-DETECTABLE. (103, 152, 116). BUT MY CD4 CONTINUE TO RISE RAPIDLY. ( 302 TO 540) IN 4MONTHS! SHOULD I BE CONCERNED WITH MUTATIONS AND DRUG... 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 »