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resistance virus question
Jun 10, 2003

If someone whose partner is not on treatment and you are also not on treatment can you get a resistant virus if you yourself are not on therapy yet?

Response from Dr. Young

It's generally unlikely for drug resistance to persist in persons who were initially infected with drug sensitive virus, but there are ample cases of persons who harbor drug resistant virus who have never taken medications and persons who (because of inadequate adherence) generated their own drug resistant virus who have persistence of the resistance long after the medications were discontinued. BY



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