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Author Topic: The drugs WILL stop working....really???  (Read 1490 times)

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Offline Cojo

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The drugs WILL stop working....really???
« on: December 04, 2011, 12:17:25 PM »
I was listening to a talk radio station in Toronto on December 1 and a researcher was on from the Univerity of Toronto. He was talking about the great progress made in treatment, ARV's etc and the n said ....BUT, they do not work forever, eventually they can't control the virus anymore and treatment failure occurs.....

Is this true?
I always thought that if one had an UD viral load, strictly adhered to meds and did not get reinfected that the drugs worked indefinitely. What's up?
May 2011 - Tested Positive
June 2011 - CD4 330   16%   VL182,000 no resistance
Oct 6, 2011 - CD4 300  20%  VL 60,000
Oct 7, 2011 - start Truvada / Isentress
Nov 29, 2011 CD4 280 26% VL 54
Feb 7 2012 CD4 260 25% UD!
Mar 20 2012 CD4 400 28%
June 2012 CD4 330 26% UD
Sept 2012 CD4 450 32% UD
Dec 2012 CD4 310 28% UD
May 2013 CD4 500 32% UD
Oct 2013 CD4 460 33% UD
May 2014 CD4 360 33% UD
Aug 2014 swap out Isentress for Tivicay
Oct 2014 CD4 320 33% UD

Offline newt

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Re: The drugs WILL stop working....really???
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2011, 12:24:21 PM »
Generally untrue, could be true in specific and interesting ways, one of which is most people ain't taken them for very long, and those who have prob took shit drugs at the beginning after being very ill, so how long, say, a modern 1st combo will work if you adhere consistently is unknown when considered as decades of treatment. Fail after 30 years of treatment in yer old age? We won't be doing ARVs by then.

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

 


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