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Second line regimen in aresource limited country

Hey Dr... I'm from aresource limited country where there is no many options and no resistance testing available here I'm on afirst line regimen of truvada plus efavirenz. I know that here if someone fail this regimen then combivir plus kaletra will b...

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Triumeq and Prezcobix First-Line Regimen

I have not started taking meds yet. I have an emtricitabine-resistant strain. My doctor prescribed Triumeq and Prezcobix. Is it unusual that my regimen will consist of a fixed-dose combination drug in addition to a protease inhibitor? Thank you.

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late taking artripla..

Yesterday i was oversleep and late taking those meds.. When i woke up, its almost 9 hours after of my usual time of taking those meds.. I have been late one year ago which around 1 hours + of my usual time.. My concern is about drug resistance.. I ha...

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One pill a day..completely different from atripla

I'm wondering if there's a one pill a day HIV med that doesn't share pills with atripla. I was on and off of atripla for 2 years and have gained resistance to at least one of the meds in that pill. I'm currently on isentress, norvir, presista and vir...

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Off Meds foe 3yeards

I've been off meds for 3 years. I just contacted my dr. For an appointment in February. I feel ok with no major issues other than out break of hives brought on by augmentin then followed by steroids. My question is, will,I have built up resistance to...

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Duovir-D dosage

I took one pill per day of Duovir-D (Lamivudine and Zidovudine Tablets 150mg/350mg) instead of 2 pills per day for 8 days. Is that okay? Will it increase my viral load?

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What Is Drug Resistance?

Drug resistance can happen when HIV changes its shape in a way that stops a drug from working. This slideshow gives the basics of preventing or dealing with drug resistance.

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism Img

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

Get basic information about tests for resistance, tropism, and viral load -- what they are, when you need them, and how they are used.

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Update on integrate inhibitors/truvada

Dear Dr Young, Thank you for your advice and reply on I have decided not to explore with atripla (efavirenz) and went with isentress/truvada. After 5 weeks on this course, my VL has gone down from ...

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In the last two decades, antiretroviral therapy has dramatically improved the health of people living with HIV. Let’s take a brief look at the past and present before we look forward to HIV treatment in 2020.