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one drug or class?
Jul 22, 2007

when it is stated that 10 to 15% of new hiv cases will have a resistant strain, does that mean resistant to an entire class of drugs or one drug in a class? Am I correct that there is three classes of drugs and for treatment, all three drug classes are used.?

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

First off, there are 4 (soon to be 5 or 6) classes of HIV medications. Fortunately, most of the cases of transmitted drug resistance involve only a single class of medications, much less commonly do we find evidence of two or more class resistance. BY



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