Treatment for those who have taken a lot of HIV drugs in the past
The goal of HIV treatment is an undetectable viral load - even if you have taken a lot of anti-HIV drugs in the past and have virus that is drug-resistant.
If you need to change HIV treatment because your viral load has become detectable then it is very important that you have a resistance test. The results of this test will your your doctor find the anti-HIV drugs that have the best chance of working for you.
Important treatment options for people who have HIV with resistance include the ritonavir-boosted protease inhibitors darunavir (Prezista) and tipranavir (Aptivus), the NNRTI etravirine (Intelence), the integrase inhibitor raltegravir (Isentress), the CCR5 or entry inhibitor maraviroc (Celsenti) and the fusion inhibitor T-20 (enfuvirtide, Fuzeon).