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In the Spotlight: Transmission of Multi-Drug Resistant HIV

June, 1999

There has been increasing concern over the transmission of drug-resistant virus and multi-drug resistant HIV in the past year. People infected with multi-drug resistant HIV are unlikely to benefit from most, if not all, of the available anti-HIV therapies. While numerous documented cases of AZT-resistant virus transmission have been shown in the past, the appearance of multi-drug resistant virus has only been observed recently. These observations, however, should serve as a reminder of the importance of safer sex.

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