passing on high resistance
Nov 7, 2006
If someone is infected by a person carrying a virus that is already highly resistant, I assume that the newly infected person would carry that same strain and when eventually needing to start meds would have few if any options, being more or less in the same situation as the person who infected them, correct?
Response from Dr. Young
Yes, you're absolutely correct.
In the US about 10-15% of persons acquire drug resistant HIV in just this fashion. BY
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