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Author Topic: Drug resistance question  (Read 595 times)

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Offline dwtcg2

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Drug resistance question
« on: May 09, 2014, 03:01:28 PM »
I was just googling online and found out that no matter which drug you are taking, the virus will eventually get resistant to that and the regime will need to be changed.

Is it true that all drugs will eventually be useless even though it is taken on time everyday without missing a dose?

I am a bit worried now. I thought my Atripla can be taken for life if I want.

Offline eric48

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Re: Drug resistance question
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2014, 05:03:42 PM »


Is it true that all drugs will eventually be useless ...

No

Ask your doc

Mobile.eric
NVP/ABC/3TC/... UD; CD4 > 1000; CD4/CD8 ~ 2.0   safety stock : 3 months (2013: FOTO= 5d. ON 2d. OFF)

Offline buginme2

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Re: Drug resistance question
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2014, 05:29:28 PM »
I was just googling online and found out that no matter which drug you are taking, the virus will eventually get resistant to that and the regime will need to be changed.

Is it true that all drugs will eventually be useless even though it is taken on time everyday without missing a dose?

I am a bit worried now. I thought my Atripla can be taken for life if I want.

Really?  Post the link where you read that. 

Offline survivor703

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Re: Drug resistance question
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2014, 06:29:17 PM »
02/14/2012 Diagnosed (Happy valentines day)
02/15/2012 CD4 502 21%, VL 69,134
04/10/2012 CD4 607 22%, VL 60,893
10/08/2012 CD4 615 15%, VL 155,981
03/01/2014 CD4 340 17%  VL 65,689
05/05/2014 1:18PM EST Started Truvada + Tivicay
06/03/2014 CD4 620 20% VL 30 (almost UD!)
09/08/2014 CD4 822 22% VL 55
Next Labs 12/2014

Offline leatherman

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Re: Drug resistance question
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2014, 08:25:25 PM »
if you stay undetectable HIV will NEVER get a chance to mutate and resistance will never happen. When a person has the correct amount of meds in their system, those meds also act like PrEP and PEP against any new HIV that might come from a latent reservoir.

(thank you for bringing this up as it made me consider my regimen. Although I've been through 18 different meds - hey I started off in 92 when meds were pretty awful even if they did keep you alive - however this makes year #12 that I've been on the same regimen of reyataz/norvir/truvada)

I thought my Atripla can be taken for life if I want.
Even though you may like atripla now, don't think you'll be taking it forever. ;) HIV meds have changed quite a bit in the last 30 yrs and they'll change a lot more in the future. Why already atripla (and my regimen too, sigh) are becoming outdated and prescribed less and less. Personally, I'll be happy to toss my current HIV meds out the window the day they finally develop that once-a-month drug (even if it is an injectable). :D
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


chart from 1992-2013; updated 2/09/13  Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada

 


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