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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 RĂ©seau 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."

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