Rare Strain of Multi-Drug Resistant HIV
Feb 22, 2005
New York City Resident Diagnosed With Rare Strain of Multi-Drug Resistant HIV That Rapidly Progresses to AIDS
Highly Virulent Strain Resistant to Three Types of HIV Drugs Is Rare in Patients Not Previously Treated for HIV; Strain Is Also Associated With Rapid Onset of AIDS
What's your take on this news?
Response from Dr. Pierone
The fact that someone newly diagnosed with HIV infection acquired multi-drug resistance came as no surprise. The rapid progression to AIDS is somewhat surprising because multi-drug resistant virus tends to be less aggressive than wild-type virus. Whether this case is an anomaly or the harbinger of a disturbing new trend is not yet known.
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