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Commentary & Opinion

"Urgent Action" Needed to Prevent Resistance to Antiretroviral Therapy

September 27, 2011

"The clear pattern of increasing antiretroviral resistance in lower-income settings must be considered in the context of the worldwide HIV-control agenda," especially because "the increasing rates of antiretroviral resistance in low-income settings represent a potential threat to the emerging treatment-as-prevention strategy," Evan Wood and Julio Montaner of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS write in a Lancet Infectious Diseases opinion piece, adding, "Urgent action is needed." They describe steps to help lower the threat of resistance, including deploying proven preventive strategies, "early and sustained"

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