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Author Topic: Fewer HIV Patients Becoming Drug Resistant  (Read 629 times)

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Offline northernguy

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Fewer HIV Patients Becoming Drug Resistant
« on: January 11, 2010, 09:43:55 PM »
Certainly good news.  The province's strategy of free HIV treatment for all seems to be paying off, combined with easier regimens:

The number of HIV patients who develop drug-resistant infections is dropping dramatically in B.C. as a result of improved treatments, says the author of a newly published study on the issue.

“This is good news, with big implications,” said Dr. Richard Harrigan of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.

His study, published in the Jan. 1 edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases, reports that between 1996 and 2008, there has been a twelve-fold decrease in drug resistance.
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http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Fewer+patients+becoming+drug+resistant+study/2426879/story.html
Apr 28/06 cd4 600 vl 10,600 cd% 25
Nov 8/09 cd4 510 vl 49,5000 cd% 16
Jan 16/10 cd4 660 vl 54,309 cd% 16
Feb 17/10 Started Atripla
Mar 7/10 cd4 710 vl 1,076 cd% 21
Apr 18/10 cd4 920 vl 268 cd% 28
Jun 19/10 cd4 450 vl 60 cd% 25
Aug 15/10 cd4 680 vl 205 cd% 27
Apr 3/11 cd4 780 vl <40 cd% 30
Jul 17/11 cd4 960 vl <40 cd%33
April 15/12 cd4 1,010 vl <40 cd% 39
April 20/12 Switched to Viramune + Truvada
Aug 2/12 cd4 1040, vl <40, cd% 38
Oct 19 cd4 1,110 vl <40 cd% 41

Offline Rev. Moon

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Re: Fewer HIV Patients Becoming Drug Resistant
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2010, 09:59:50 PM »
That is certainly good news.  Probably a result of easier to follow regimens with less pronounced/toxic side effects (which in turn allow people to remain adherent).

We have come a long way.  It can only get better.

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Re: Fewer HIV Patients Becoming Drug Resistant
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2010, 10:48:52 PM »
yep. once I got meds that didn't make me puke every day, I actually kept taking them every day. Instead of going on and off meds, and running into resistance issues all the time, I stayed on meds long enough to finally reach undetectable and my health has actually been improving the last few years. ;)
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