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HIV Monitoring Test Basics


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HIV Drug Resistance Testing

Your HIV specialist should also take a look at your overall health with a general blood count test. You can also get an HIV drug resistance test. A resistance test will tell you if your HIV has already become resistant to any HIV medications.

How could this happen? The person who transmitted HIV to you may have been on HIV treatment, and his or her virus may have become resistant to one or more HIV medications. Transmitted along with HIV was resistance to certain drugs. It's often best to get resistance tests before you begin taking HIV treatment.

Learn more about drug resistance.

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