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Genetic sequence
Jun 17, 2003

Doc, If a person in not on any medications/treatment, does this mean if they infect you because of the wild type, you (being infected) will most likely not have any drug mutations contained in it's genetic sequence?

Response from Dr. Wohl

Transmission of antiretroviral resistant strains of HIV has become an increasing concern following the detection of such drug resistant virus in a minority of recently HIV infected individuals.

Certainly, the risk of acquiring a drug resistant version of HIV is higher if the person transmitting the virus is on HIV medications and is harboring resistant strains of HIV.

This does not mean it is impossible to catch resistant HIV from someone not on HIV meds as some of these mutations can persist in sufficient numbers for some time. The risk does, however, decrease as the 'wild type' virus that is mostly free of such resistance takes over. DW



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