Canada: Spike in HIV Strains Worries Health Reps
October 25, 2012
A new Canadian study reveals elevated levels of HIV drug-resistant strains in the Sudbury, Ontario, area. Dr. Robert Remis of the Ontario HIV Epidemiologic Monitoring Unit presented his findings October 24 as part of Réseau Access Network's annual Opening Doors HIV/AIDS conference in Sudbury. He stated, "Our recent review of cases over the last 10 years or so revealed that among HIV patients in the Sudbury and District Health Unit service area, roughly 50 percent show resistance to some of the most commonly used medications. Typically in Ontario, we would expect 5 to 15 percent of HIV patients to have some resistance."
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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