|new diagnose and resistant
Mar 6, 2006
If a person was newly diagnosed , symptomatic, and the strain is resistant to some of the hiv meds what other options do they have? that would suck. does that mean less options run out of meds + death ???
| Response from Dr. Young
Thanks for your post.
Having transmitted drug resistant HIV would really suck-- how much would depend on how much resistance was present. Fortunately, most patients with transmitted resistance are only resistant to one drug class (currently, the most common is non-nuke resistance), and we can contruct potent regimens using the remaining medications with susceptibility.
It's quite rare to see someone with transmitted 3-class drug resistance. For these persons, treatment options are actually like those for patients who have treatment-emergent multi drug resistance-- sometimes very limited. Hopefully, the drug discovery pipeline will offer new products for these persons in the near future. BY
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