1/10 Drug Resistant Virus Strain
Feb 15, 2006
I have a question with regards to acquiring a drug resistant strain of HIV. In a Feb 14/06 post Dr. Young mentioned that 1 in 10 in the U.S. acquire a drug resistant strain of HIV. My question is as follows: Is that particular hiv strain resistant to every HIV medication or just simply one or two medications. I also have one more quick question for you, How common or uncommon is it to acquire a strain that is resistant to every single medication made available for the treatment of HIV.
Keep up the great work gentlemen,
Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your follow up.
Fortunately among the persons who acquire drug resistant virus, it's rare to see individuals who have virus that's resistant to multiple drug classes. Most of the drug resistance is to a single drug class (in most studies, to non-nukes).
Hope this helps to clarify, BY
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