|Effects of Re-infection
Mar 24, 2002
I've read that an HIV+ person can be re-infected. and it is possible to be re-infected by the same person. What is the effect of re-infection? Does it make the virus worse? Does it speed up the progression of the disease?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
It has been extremely difficult to document reinfection with another strain. In the one documented case (although this case remains controversial), a person was reinfected with a multidrug resistant strain. We don't know the frequency of this phenomenon or what effect it might have on progression.
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