Latest by Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Change to Atripla to save on medication costs and maintain undetctable VL

I've been positive 20 years. Meds for 19 years. Currently take Norvir, Reyataz, Viread, and Viramune - paying $120/ea med for 3 month supply. Resistance tests done last year only reflected resistance to AZT. VL is undetectable and T cell count is 400...

By Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Many mutations listed on my Genome/Phemone Test

Hello Dr. Sherer, I just received my Genome/Phenome Test back and found that I have the K103N mutation so my Dr. took me off Atripla and put me on Truvada and Intelence. At the end of the test, it also gave a complete listing of Mutations Detected in...

By Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Acquiring a drug resistant strain of HIV

I'm HIV negative and practice safer sex, but since HIV is a fact of life in the gay community in which I life, I try to stay educated on the prevention and treatment of HIV. I have two questions about drug resistance. If I were to acquire HIV from so...

By Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Atripla and viral load

I started atripla about seven months ago, after my first three months I went from a viral load of 1780 /CD4 count of 340 to undetectable and CD 4 count of 408. After six months my viral was 208 and was detectable and CD 4 count went up to 488. My I...

By Renslow Sherer, M.D.

resistance to most drugs

I have been poz since 1982, hereunder the drugs i have been taking for 12 years Atripla (efavirenz + tenofovir + emtricitabine) Combivir (zidovudine + lamivudine, AZT + 3TC) Videx (didanosine, ddI) Crixivan (indinavir, IDV) Invirase (saquinavir, SQV)...

By Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Tuberculosis and HIV.

Dear Dr Shearer.. I am 48 Year old Aussie having been diagnosed with hiv some 2 years ago and recently started medication which seems to be working very well.I recently met a man (Also HIV positve)who i have played around with several times..nothing ...

By Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Severe Rash from Atripla

I just started Atripla two weeks ago--my first medication since being diagnosed. After the 8th dose, I noticed the rash and by the 9th it was spreading all over my body. By the 11th dose, the rash began to even out all over and still just looks like ...

By Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Taking Residence in United Arab Emirates for work

HI, I am thinking about taking employment in the United Arab Emirates for work. As part of their government medical exam for residency they require a HIV test. If I am undetectable would I pass this exam? Any other information you might have on livin...

By Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Atripla and Isentress

My doc put me on atripla and Isentress after being on Trizivir for seven years. The last five years on Trizivir I was showing a VL... not to high.. like 5000.. but my cd4 continued to climb from 200 to 1000 cd4 and my working percent always was still...

By Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Atripla plus Isentress?

I'm 2years Dx'd and was put on Atripla plus Ziagen. Vl was high at first, but immediately went undetect. Now new Dr. says I must get off Ziagen, and probably never should have been on it, but wants to add Isentress. My CD4 was 186 at start of HAART ....

By Renslow Sherer, M.D.