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Author Topic: Next numbers and resistant types??  (Read 1096 times)

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Offline Bizkits

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Next numbers and resistant types??
« on: April 08, 2014, 09:04:38 AM »
Hey All,

   So, my second set of labs came back and my cd4 went from 882-774, my VL went from 27,000-41,000. Also it looks like my genotype came back but I don't quite understand what the numbers mean. I was hoping someone could help interpret a little, at least since I don't see the doc again until Monday...

HIV Subtype: B
RT GENE MUTATIONS: R211K
PR GENE MUTATIONS: E35D, I62V, L63T, A71T, V77I

HIV REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE+PROTEASE GENE MUTATIONS TESTED FOR: DETECTED.

NRTIs                     !   !
ZDV (zidovudine or Retrovir)    ! NO!
ABC (abacavir or Ziagen)        ! NO!
ddI (didanosine or Videx)       ! NO!
3TC (lamivudine or Epivir)      ! NO!
FTC (emtricitabine or Emtriva)  ! NO!
d4T (stavudine or Zerit)        ! NO!
TDF (tenofovir or Viread)       ! NO!
________________________________!___!______________________
!   !
NNRTIs                     !   !
ETR (etravirine or Intelence)   ! NO!
EFV (efavirenz or Sustiva)      ! NO!
NVP (nevirapine or Viramune)    ! NO!
RPV (rilpivirine or Edurant)    ! NO!
________________________________!___!______________________
!   !
PIs                         !   !
FPV (fos-amprenavir or Lexiva)  ! NO!
IDV (indinavir or Crixivan)     ! NO!
NFV (nelfinavir or Viracept)    ! NO!
SQV (saquinavir or Invirase)    ! NO!
LPV (lopinavir or Kaletra)      ! NO!
ATV (atazanavir or Reyataz)     ! NO!
TPV (tipranavir or Aptivus)     ! NO!
DRV (darunavir or Prezista)     ! NO!


So, essentially, is this saying that the strain I have has been shown to be resistant to at least some medication? But it's saying "no" to all those listed above...sooo...what is it resistant to? Is this going to be a difficult one to treat and get under control?

Offline AusShep

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Re: Next numbers and resistant types??
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2014, 10:32:58 AM »
Subtype B is the most common in the US. 

You have very few mutations, and nothing that would prevent you from taking any medication. 

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Next numbers and resistant types??
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2014, 10:37:40 AM »
Basically you don't have anything to worry about that I can see. Mutations don't mean resistance, that's why they list each drug and say yes, no or susceptible and then graph the %
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Offline Bizkits

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Re: Next numbers and resistant types??
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2014, 04:10:45 PM »
Thanks guys. Much appreciated :)

Offline sfguys

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Re: Next numbers and resistant types??
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2014, 10:28:23 AM »
Hi Bizkits, I remember your next doc appointment is mid-April. have you started your treatment yet?

Offline Bizkits

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Re: Next numbers and resistant types??
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2014, 12:38:43 PM »
Hi Bizkits, I remember your next doc appointment is mid-April. have you started your treatment yet?

Hey guys,

   I had my appt this past Monday, 4/14. Everything went well, doc was satisfied with numbers and after a much anticipated discussion about medication choices, she recommended Truvada/Tivicay, so that's what we went with. I got the Truvada right away but the Tivicay was a restricted/non-formulary drug so we had to go through the process to get it--but it was approved and actually just picked it up today. So, I will start tomorrow morning. (Can't take one without the other). I was hoping I'd be able to go the one pill once daily route but 2 pills once daily I'm not going to complain one bit about. My next labs will be 5/19/14 and next ID appt is 6/2/14. How are y'all doing? Any progress on treatment or medication?

   
« Last Edit: April 17, 2014, 12:41:05 PM by Bizkits »

Offline sfguys

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Re: Next numbers and resistant types??
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2014, 11:52:40 AM »
HI Bizkits,

Nice to hear you started your treatment already. Tivicay seems to a very good choice from what I read. We delayed our doctor appointments from late April to mid-May since we can't go back to US until then. Our choice of medicines would probably be more limited than yours since we are thinking of getting regular check-up and buying medicines in Thailand, which will limit our choice to Atripla mostly.


Hey guys,

   I had my appt this past Monday, 4/14. Everything went well, doc was satisfied with numbers and after a much anticipated discussion about medication choices, she recommended Truvada/Tivicay, so that's what we went with. I got the Truvada right away but the Tivicay was a restricted/non-formulary drug so we had to go through the process to get it--but it was approved and actually just picked it up today. So, I will start tomorrow morning. (Can't take one without the other). I was hoping I'd be able to go the one pill once daily route but 2 pills once daily I'm not going to complain one bit about. My next labs will be 5/19/14 and next ID appt is 6/2/14. How are y'all doing? Any progress on treatment or medication?

 

Offline Bizkits

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Re: Next numbers and resistant types??
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2014, 12:05:58 PM »
I've only been on it now 4 days so I don't know that is a lot to go off...So far just seems to be a little tiny bit of GI upset when I first take them but not bad by any means and no other effects. Nothing I can't live with. Atripla, from what I understand is still a very powerful and very effective drug. Potential side effects aside, I wouldn't discount it. Just have to wait to see if y'all have any resistance to any of it's components. How would that work in Thailand? Can you take a US Prescription and fill it there? I am not familiar with their medical system at all...

 


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