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Latest by Renslow Sherer, M.D.

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Am I Developing Drug Resistance?

Dear Dr. Sherer, How can I tell the difference between symptoms when experiencing an illness which might drag on for a few weeks (like a nagging cold, flu, or bronchitis which is often accompanied by body aches and high fever) or if I am developing r...

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I missed 2 doses

Hello, I was diagnosed with HIV in Jan 2007 With a Viral Load over 100,000 and a CD4 count of 2. My physician started me on Atripla soon after. Within 6 months my CD4 count had risen to 109 and my viral load was undetectable. She was extremely happy...

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Intelence?

Dear Dr. I am switing out the PI's for Intelence. Currently on boosted Lexiva with Truvada. Going to start just Truvada and intelence. I have tested resistance to the old nnrti's. My dr. wants to do VL within 1 mos to ensure it works. If not, the pla...

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UNDETECTABLE VS DETECTABLE

Hi Doc, my question is the following: how come there are patients that are undetectable and never taken any meds? if there is a chance that someone get rid of his virus, what test will tell this person if he is virus free?

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depression and atripla

I have noticed a strong case of depression lately. I have been taking atripla since it came out, and was on sustiva prior to that. So, it isn't that this is a new medication for me. I have had a lot of financial set-backs the last three months, and I...

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Oral Sex and Resistance

Hello Doctor Please please can you answer me my question, both my partner and I are HIV positive and I'm on medication and he is not, I'm doing really well CD4 of 500 and undetectable VL, I'm on Sustiva and Kivexa. Anyway since our diagnosis we rarel...

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Intelence vs. Sustiva

I take Sustiva, Selzentry, Epzicom and Viread. Selzentry must be doubled (600 mg, twice a day) because of Sustiva. Can I switch to Intellence and go to 300 mg twice a day on Selzentry? I show resistance to Sustiva, but have taken it for the last four...

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SKIPPED DOSE OF ATRIPLA

i just realized that i forgot to take my ATRIPLA last night before falling asleep - i simply passed out and even slept throught the alarm that i have set to remind me about my atripla nightly. i'm at work right now so i won't be able to take my next ...

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REDUCTION IN VIRAL LOAD

What is the time taken for a person with a CD4 count of 700 to achive a undetectable viral load whose is on ART with Limodividine, Satuvidine & Neviprine(Triomune)?

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Resistant to 3TC

Dear Dr. Sherer, I was diagnosed with HIV 18 months ago. My CD4 count is still over 460 (VL over 150.000)but unfortunatly kaposi started and my doctor in Istanbul/Turkey advised me to start with the treatment doesn't matter whatever my CD4 count is. ...