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IRIN/PlusNews Reports on Rise of Drug-Resistant Strains of HIV in Africa

February 9, 2011

IRIN/PlusNews reports on a recent study which found the transmission of drug-resistant strains of HIV is on the rise in Africa. "The study, led by the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) in five African countries, found that the prevalence of transmitted drug resistance in Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia was considerably higher than previously reported," according to the news service. "Of 408 people studied in Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia, 19 had transmitted resistance mutations. Resistance prevalence rose considerably during the study in Zambia and remained high throughout the study in Entebbe (Uganda)" (2/8).

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