Part of A Guide to HIV Drug Resistance
HIV mutations occur naturally all the time in everyone with HIV, whether or not they are taking medications. If you didn't need medications to treat HIV, mutations wouldn't matter that much, since mutations generally don't make the virus more aggressive.
But, as you'll see later on, mutations matter because eventually almost everyone with HIV needs treatment. Certain mutations can enable HIV to thrive despite the presence of medications in your body.
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