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Hiv Drug Resistance Update

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The Well Project

HIV Drug Resistance

... Table of Contents What Is Resistance? What Causes Resistance? Cross-Resistance and Sequencing How Do I Know if I Have Drug Resistance? Resistance Testing Avoiding Resistance What Is Resistance? HIV drugs are designed to keep your viral loadunder control by preventing the virus from reproducing (or making copies ofitself). Sometimes HIV is able
Ask the Experts

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 »

HIV drugs resistance

I have resistance for all (NRTIs except didanosine and Possible resistance for tenofovir also have reisistance for nevirapine but I don.t have problem with efavirenz and also no problem with all Protease Inhibitors , now I am taking (lopinavir ...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...count (decreased from what to what), your viral load, and what are the resistance mutations on the report? Second, what other HIV meds have you been on previously? Read more »

THE CONCEPT OF DRUG RESISTANCE IN HIV

Prof Eric Daar on your podcast talked about 3 concepts of multi drug resistance.Can he kindly send me materials on that as i would like to better my knowledge about drug resistance.i am a pharmacist at one of the AirForce Hospitals in Nigeria.
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...issue. I commend you for wanting to learn more about it as pharmacists are a great help to providers in caring for people with HIV disease. I would suggest you start your search with most recent DHHS guidelines (see link). There are sections... Read more »

test procedure for HIV drug resistant

I have diagnostic centre in central india, got pcr setup recently want to know cell culture based drug resistant test procedure & details about genotype , phenotype. thank you.
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
This is way too complex of an issue to discuss in this forum. I suggest you consult the medical literature, as there are thousands of publications on this subject and procedures have been outlined in these papers. Read more »
Articles
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

HIV Drug Resistance and Drug-Resistance Testing: Just the FAQs

... What Is Drug Resistance? How Does HIV Drug Resistance Occur? How Do Mutations Occur Before Starting Therapy? How Do Mutations Occur During Therapy? Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Examine "Sugar Daddy" Relationships in Africa, Drug Resistance in HIV Subtypes; kaiserEDU.org Updated With HIV/AIDS Information

...unique mutations among non-subtype B HIV-1 strains and conclude that the present focus on subtype B HIV-1 mutations in assessing drug resistance is a "reasonable approach" (Kantor et al., PLoS Medicine , April 2005). kaiserEDU.org : The Web... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Updates Black Box Warning on Boehringer Ingelheim's Protease Inhibitor Aptivus to Treat Drug-Resistant HIV

...Boehringer's protease inhibitor Aptivus, which is used in combination with Abbott Laboratories ' Norvir for people living with HIV/AIDS who have become resistant to other drugs, the Wall Street Journal reports. FDA's black box warning is the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Epidemiology of Antiretroviral Drug Resistance Among Drug-Naive HIV-1-Infected Persons in 10 U.S. Cities

...on the characteristics of the patients tested and the duration of their infections. Continued surveillance for antiretroviral-drug resistance in sufficiently large, representative samples of persons with newly diagnosed HIV will be necessary to... Read more »
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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 »

Drug Resistant HIV

Posted by Anonymous
...Hi I just found out the strain of hiv i have is resistant to possibly a whole class of NRTIs and PIs..any experience with this for any of you? what could the options 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 »

DRUG RESISTANCE?

Posted by wdhjlr, 2 Replies
...(103, 152, 116). BUT MY CD4 CONTINUE TO RISE RAPIDLY. ( 302 TO 540) IN 4MONTHS! SHOULD I BE CONCERNED WITH MUTATIONS AND DRUG RESISTANCE? HAVE BEEN ON SAME DRUG CLASSES FOR ALMOST 4 YEARS. 100% ADHERENCE TO DRUGS. THE VIRAL LOAD IS TOO LOW... Read more »