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Doc wants me to stop HIV meds for resistance testing

I've been about 100 viral load nearly a year and a half and now, for past 6 months, over 200. My cd4 count, always in the 800-1000 range, went down to the 550 range for 18 months, then below 500 6 months ago, and the last test 392. The HIV doc in m...

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Atripla Resistance

Good afternoon Dr. Holodniy, I have been on Atripla (100% compliant) for a few years. My viral load at end of November was 200. My VA doc asked that I return for testing in 4 weeks. I did and it went up to 420. She ordered resistance testing and th...

Back to the Future: A New HIV Medication Offers Hope to Those Who've Exhausted Their Options Img
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Back to the Future: A New HIV Medication Offers Hope to Those Who've Exhausted Their Options

In a way, the story of ibalizumab is a time travel tale back to 1994, before any protease inhibitor drugs were approved.

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Genosure Archive test complete

Hello i currently went from undetectsble to >70 copies twice tested 3 months apart came back the same had the Genosure test done on 1/17/17 my lab portal reads Iterpretation algorithms for ritonavir-boosted protease... could you explain what this mea...

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Truvada, Norvir, Prezista - taking late

Dear Doctor, since 8 months I am on Truvada, Perzista, Norvir. Undetectable. I always took my combo + - 10 mins. Last month I took my pills late twice - 1 hour late, second time 2 hours late.. I heard that Prezista must not be taken late because of d...

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changing from isentress prezista and norvir to Atripla

hello I would like to ask if I can use Atripla instead of what am currently using which is isentress prezista and norvir as I sometimes dont get them and end up missing half a month's dosage or more and they are expensive I used Atripla 10 years ago ...

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Defaulted & now failing treatment

I was on ABC, 3TC & NVP and undetectable with CD4 of over 1000 then stupidly defaulted for a year based on religious convictions. I've now been on Atripla for 11 months but my viral load went from 1.5mil to 1.8mil (no baseline) and CD4 was 39 to 111...

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Urgent: Please help: I took viread 300 mg twice in one day by mistake

Hi I am hepatitis b patient. I have been taking Viread 300 mg each day for last one year. on Dec 20th by mistake I took two Viread by mistake. First at 7 pm and 2nd at 8 pm. I am really worried, I called pharmacist they said there should not be any s...

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pep for four times in one year?

i have taken pep fouth time in one year first time she was postiive and it worked ,second time i took for three days and i discovered she is negative so i stopped ,third time , i took for a week and i discovered she is negative and i stopped , now th...

People With Multidrug-Resistant HIV Can Now Start Treatment on the Experimental Drug Ibalizumab Img
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People With Multidrug-Resistant HIV Can Now Start Treatment on the Experimental Drug Ibalizumab

For the small percentage of HIV patients struggling with drug resistance, an expanded access program for a new injectable treatment might be the answer.