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question about a previous post

Jun 30, 2003


I have read a post that says that you can still aquire a drug resistant strain from someone who is not on any hiv medications. BUT CAN YOU BE INITIALLY INFECTED WITH DRUG RESISTANCE FROM SOMEONE WHO WAS NEVER ON MEDICATIONS.

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It is possible to become infected with drug resistant virus from someone who never took HIV medications. If someone acquires a strain of drug resistant virus they can immediately pass this nasty strain to another person, especially shortly after infection, when the viral levels are often quite high. They do not need to be or have been on HIV medications for this to occur. .

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