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
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Diarrhea Sign Of Seroconversion
- Pain In Penis Sign Of HIV Infection
- Sex With A Prostitute How Long Does It Take To Test Positive For AIDS
- Burning Penis After Oral Sex Hooker What Are The Chances Of HIV
- Groin Pain After Oral Sex With No Protection Does It Mean I Have HIV
- Sore Throat After Oral Sex With No Protection Does It Mean I Have HIV
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.