is resistance to a regimen inevitable?
Jan 18, 2012
hello doctor, if a person doesnt get re-infected, why is it not possible to avoid resistance to a regimen forever? can u share some inspiring story from ur clinical experience where resistance to a regimen (eg: duovir-N or atripla) has developed after long long years? regards.
Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
So long as there's no initial drug resistance and one stays motivated to adherence and has access to medications, there's no reason why drug resistance is likely to develop. Another way of stating this is that HIV drug resistance is not inevitable.
In our clinic, it is extremely rare to see an adherent patient experience virologic failure or new drug resistance.
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