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HIV Drug Resistance In Naive Patients

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Acquiring a drug resistant strain of HIV

I'm HIV negative and practice safer sex, but since HIV is a fact of life in the gay community in which I life, I try to stay educated on the prevention and treatment of HIV.I have two questions about drug resistance. If I were to acquire HIV from...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...HIV to be transmitted. In this era in the United States, about 10% of people acquire a strain of HIV that carries one or more drug resistance mutations. In some cases, the people that they acquire the virus from are on medications and have... Read more »

Resistance in Long-Term Treatment Naive Patients

I recently tested positive for HIV, but I know for sure that the infection took place in 1993. My... Read more »

What can be a good "match" with Isentress for a naive patient ??

Dear Doctor,I'm getting ready to start meds after my cd4 count took a 200 point dive in the past 6... Read more »
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New Developments in HIV Drug Resistance and Options for Treatment-Experienced Patients

...With HIV Resistance Experts Interpreting Genotype Results for Patients With Low Viral Load Clinical Implications of HIV Drug Resistance to Therapy With Approved Antiretrovirals Atazanavir Tenofovir The Impact of Emerging Resistance... Read more »
Infectious Diseases Society of America

Drug Resistance Testing in Treatment-Naive HIV Patients Is Cost-Effective

...Testing for drug resistance in HIV-infected patients at the time of HIV diagnosis is cost-effective and may increase patients' life expectancy, according Read more »
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Sudden Drop Observed in Transmitted HIV Drug Resistance Among Cohort of Recently Infected San Francisco Patients

...public health problem because patients who acquire drug-resistant virus are at risk of having antiretroviral failure if that drug resistance is not accounted for. Vivek Jain, M.D. This project is simply a look at the epidemiology of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Fewer HIV Patients Becoming Drug-Resistant -- B.C. Study

...for Excellence in HIV/AIDS shows a sharp drop in the prevalence of drug-resistant HIV among B.C. patients. From 1996 to 2008, drug resistance fell by more than 12-fold among the 5,422 patients involved in the longitudinal study. "This is good... Read more »
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Skipping Doses

Posted by chrisnxs, 2 Replies
Hello Everyone, can someone please elaborate on the severity of skipping meds? My bf is positive and has been on meds for about a year. He's on my insurance and it kills the price down to a point where he can get his meds pretty easily. I discovered... Read more »

New York draws fire over case of drug-resistantHIV

Posted by Anonymous
...resists treatment by the three important classes of HIV-fighting drugs. Officials at the health department say that this multiple drug resistance and the rapid progression to AIDS led them to warn the public of the possible spread of the strain.... Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...AIDS diagnosisin some cases, within monthsfor some individuals. What is unusual about this case is the combination of broad drug resistance in a previously untreated person and such rapid progression to AIDS (in this case, CD4 counts consistently... Read more »