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Author Topic: SUCESS RATE OF ATRIPLA  (Read 2519 times)

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Offline luckyone

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SUCESS RATE OF ATRIPLA
« on: February 09, 2010, 12:35:58 PM »
does anybody know what the success rate of atripla is,for example if i remain undetectable for several VL tests after an udetectable test has been reached and i continue to be adherant to my meds is there any info on how long this treatment will work,i know its a little tricky and everyone may be different and cannot predict the future but maybe there is a study or general idea as to this question, or is it just a wait and see type of thing? thanks for any responses. luckyone

Offline tommy246

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Re: SUCESS RATE OF ATRIPLA
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2010, 03:27:31 PM »
Theorectically if you stay adherent and nondetectable you can stay on it as long as you want as the hiv cant mutate if its undetectable. Also i was reading a thread on the johnshopkins hiv website where the respected dr gallant said that anyone who stays undetectable for several years with a cd4 count over 500 can be expected to live a normal lifespan the same as anyone non hiv. This was from a from a recent french cohort study.
jan 06 neg
dec 08 pos cd4 505 ,16%, 1,500vl
april 09 cd4 635 ,16%,60,000
july 09 ,cd4 545,17%,80,000
aug 09,hosptal 18days pneumonia cd190,225,000,15%
1 week later cd4 415 20%
nov 09 cd4 591 ,vl 59,000,14%,started atripla
dec 09  cd4 787, vl 266, 16%
march 2010  cd4 720 vl non detectable -20  20%
june 2010  cd4  680, 21%, ND

Offline newt

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Re: SUCESS RATE OF ATRIPLA
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2010, 06:20:05 PM »
In studies, about 70-80%, ie 7-8 out of 10 who started the treatment achieved an undetectable viral load (roughly speaking).

However, you cannot extrapolate from studies to you, either it will work, or it won't. If you have no resistance before starting, and are adherent, then it will work except in very rare circumstances.

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

 


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