is this true
Dec 21, 2005
I was talking with a hiv clinician and he told me that 15% of new cases have a strain of hiv that all meds available are no good and that these people are basically screwed. Is this true??? I thought I read that 15% of new cases have a resistant strain that is somewhat resistant to maybe one or two classes of drugs not all of them. Who is correct? I thought almost all people with hiv can live decades
Response from Dr. Young
You're right-- most of patients who acquire drug resistance (about 15% of all new cases in large cities in the US) have resistance to one, rarely two classes of drugs.
You're also right in that given even this, most patients should expect to have excellent outcomes after starting on medications. BY
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