Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Choosing Your MedsChoosing Your Meds
          
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Infection with resistance virus
Jan 23, 2009

Hi,

I have been diagnosed nearly a year ago and recently started medication and had resistance test which just came back. It shows that I have developed some resistance. Since I have not been taking drugs before I must have been infected with it. The nurse says that the person who infected me must have known about HIV and had taken drugs before. The question is it possible that the person didn't know, but was also infected by somebody with the virus with resistance and thus passed it on to me? Thanks

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for your post

In brief, yes. It's entirely possible that someone who's infected with resistant virus to pass this virus to someone else, and so on and so on. Indeed, in the US, over 10% of new infections are with virus that carries drug resistance.

BY



Previous
ARV's & Alcohol
Next
Atripla, African Americans and Garlic

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement