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Author Topic: converting undet. to detectable  (Read 1330 times)

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Offline minismom

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converting undet. to detectable
« on: December 04, 2007, 10:40:15 PM »
Bear with me, I'm not sure what all the PC terms are.  What is the, or is there a, correlation between the length of time a person maintains an undetectable VL and the chances of regaining a detectable load?

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Offline thunter34

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Re: converting undet. to detectable
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2007, 11:37:07 PM »
I didn't think there was any specific correlation between length of time with an undetectable VL and chances of regaining a detectable one.  I mean, there is likely to be a pretty obvious connect the dots going on if you are referring this in relation to shoddy meds adherence, but absent that...?

Unfortunately, I think there is a certain element of luck involved with it.  To my understanding, at some point a regaining of a detectable VL becomes inevitable...sooner or later, a mutation/resistence situation will present itself.  At that point, it is on to Plan B, then C, etc. trying out the next medication combo to work the VL back down to undetectable.  Some people manage years on any one med combo, others perhaps weeks.  In some cases, multiple resistance issues may crop up and present a series of hurdles to overcome.

I think the mindset is to keep on doing what ya do.  Diligence and love, hon...that's the essential combo whatever pills and procedures come into play.

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