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Commentary & Opinion

Emergence of Drug Resistance to ARVs Has Potential to "Curb, and Even Reverse" Gains Against HIV

June 19, 2012

Noting that the "[r]oll-out of antiretroviral treatment for HIV in sub-Saharan Africa has been accompanied by rising rates of drug resistance," Raph Hamers, a global health research fellow at the Academic Medical Centre of the University of Amsterdam, and colleagues "call for improved patient management and the integration of population-based drug resistance surveillance into national treatment programs" in this BMJ analysis. "In sub-Saharan Africa, the region with the highest HIV/AIDS burden, high-level political commitment and substantial international funding have led to an unparalleled scale-up of access to treatment over the past eight years," they write, adding, "However, little attention has been paid to the potential emergence and spread of drug-resistant HIV and its public health implications."

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Comment by: Orxan (snpyNnHVvZkDF) Tue., Jan. 8, 2013 at 12:58 pm EST
This is crystal clear. Thanks for taknig the time!
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