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What If Your Chlamydia Becomes Drug Resistant

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Azithromycin (Zithromax)

What Is Azithromycin? Azithromycin is an antibiotic drug. In the US, its brand name is Zithromax. It is sold under many other brand names in other countries, including Ultreon. Antibiotics fight infections caused by bacteria. Azithromycin is used to fight opportunistic infections in people with HIV. Pfizer and Mack-Illert manufacture it. Why Do People With HIV Take Azithromycin? Azithromycin is used for mild or moderate bacterial infections....
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How can I get rid of resistant Chlamydia

I am a single male, 30 living in Thailand and finding it hard to get good medical help. I have had what might be chlamydia for a month now - nothing showed in the test, but the doctor thought that this is what it is. I had initially taken 500mg...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
You may simply have residual effects ofhealing chlamydia, so I would await furthersymptoms and have repeat STD tests at your nextvisit. You are correct that resistant strains have been reported, for which alternative medications,such as... 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...
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 »

Developing resistance to drugs not yet taken and reversing resistance

I have always tested resistant to 3TC and sensitive to AZT now my latest test tells me that Both are reversed, I am resist. to AZT and not 3TC. Also when I get a indeterminate to a certain drug does that mean that I should not even consider that?...
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
You did not say whether your results were obtained with genotypic or phenotypic resistance testing. I am not sure what indeterminate means in your context. If it was a phenotypic (culture) result,was it that they were unable to get a result for a... Read more »
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Help - HIV/Chlamydia Risk

Posted by Sharpie_H, 1 Reply
Hello everyone,

Last June 4, while traveling, I decided that I would try other sexual experiences (anal sex) and got into contact with a male prostitute. Long story short, there was some roleplay on his part, some very light biting (no blood... 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 »

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

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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 »