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Offline tgccme

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resistance
« on: January 14, 2009, 09:22:50 AM »
I was diagnosed last January after being admitted to the hospital with PCP.... Started on Kaletra and Truvada..   During my hospital stay the doctor stopped all meds for two days while attempting to find out why my White blood cells dropped sharply..... I restated meds after two days...
I am worried that this would  cause resistance.... Everything I seem to read indicates stopping the meds is not a good idea....

It has been 10 months so far ... and I don't have a problem.... But yet I still worry about the stopping and restarting.... 

Has anyone had a similar episode?  I am probably worried about nothing....   
diagnosed 1/08 pcp cd 20 percent 2 vl 358,000
started Kaletra and Truvada
2/08 cd 40   vl 2600
3/08 cd 4 116 vl 2600
4/08 cd 4 139 vl 220
5/08  cd4 166 vl <75
7/08 cd4 137 vl <75
9/08 cd4 80 vl<75
11/08 cd4 193 vl<75
2/09 cd4 254 percentage 8 vl<48
05/09 cd 4 271 percentage 9  vl<48
08/09 cd4 279 percentage 12 VL<48
Changed to Reyataz/norvir/truvada
09/09 cd4 302 percentage 15 VL <48

Offline aztecan

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Re: resistance
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2009, 10:56:23 AM »
Hi, welcome to the forums.

While stopping and starting meds isn't recommended and can lead to resistance, because your doctor stopped and started them at the same time, you should be fine.

When talking about failure to take meds, people are usually referring to those who skip doses. An example would be someone who takes their morning dose, but forgets or just ignores the evening dose.

This type of behavior can, and often does, lead to resistance.

It sounds like the doctors had things well in hand and you should be fine.

After a year on meds, how are your numbers doing?

HUGS,

Mark

"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline tgccme

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Re: resistance
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2009, 12:44:58 PM »
 Thanks Mark..

That is somewhat reassuring....
My number or are now in my signature.... CD 4 has been up and down... I to hit 200 sometime soon...

 
diagnosed 1/08 pcp cd 20 percent 2 vl 358,000
started Kaletra and Truvada
2/08 cd 40   vl 2600
3/08 cd 4 116 vl 2600
4/08 cd 4 139 vl 220
5/08  cd4 166 vl <75
7/08 cd4 137 vl <75
9/08 cd4 80 vl<75
11/08 cd4 193 vl<75
2/09 cd4 254 percentage 8 vl<48
05/09 cd 4 271 percentage 9  vl<48
08/09 cd4 279 percentage 12 VL<48
Changed to Reyataz/norvir/truvada
09/09 cd4 302 percentage 15 VL <48

Offline newt

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Re: resistance
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2009, 05:48:14 PM »
If you have resistance your viral load will rise.

Stopping these meds for 2 days will not lead to resistance.

You do not have resistance to your meds (that is to say it is very, bery unlikely your 2 day break has created mutations which are resistant to your current combo).

Sleep well and rest easy

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline tgccme

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Re: resistance
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2009, 08:54:35 PM »
  Thanks Matt

  You have made me rest easier.....

  My Med Combo has been good to me... Wish it was once a day... But seems to be working well...

 Hope all is well with you....

Tom
diagnosed 1/08 pcp cd 20 percent 2 vl 358,000
started Kaletra and Truvada
2/08 cd 40   vl 2600
3/08 cd 4 116 vl 2600
4/08 cd 4 139 vl 220
5/08  cd4 166 vl <75
7/08 cd4 137 vl <75
9/08 cd4 80 vl<75
11/08 cd4 193 vl<75
2/09 cd4 254 percentage 8 vl<48
05/09 cd 4 271 percentage 9  vl<48
08/09 cd4 279 percentage 12 VL<48
Changed to Reyataz/norvir/truvada
09/09 cd4 302 percentage 15 VL <48

 


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