|Both Pos, different combination therapies can I acquire his resistance?
May 18, 2001
My partner and I are both positive and using different combination therapies. We are now having unprotected sex. As such am I putting myself at risk of acquiring a resistant strain from him for medications I haven't used yet?
| Response from Mr. Kull
The research isn't conclusive, but there is good evidence that reinfection--sometimes referred to as superinfection--with drug-resistant strains of HIV is possible. Superinfection with a drug resistant strain may lead to a failure in a person's drug treatment, or possibly accelerate progression to AIDS.
Please read my response to a similar question, "What are the risks for us" (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionSexual/Q9770.qna).
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