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How Does Hiv Become Resistant To Drugs

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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 to overcome the effects of a drug and keepreproducing anyway. When...
Ask the Experts

HIV Drug Resistance

My friend was diagnosed with AIDS in 2001. He recently was prescribed Atripla, but did not respond to that med. after five months of taking it as prescribed. His doc is now going to prescribe an experimental drug. Apparently the most recent...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...adherence.You and your friend should be aware also that resistance tests only reflect the majority clones in an individual's 'swarm' of HIV virus, and clones that are present at < 20% may not show up on the genotype.Hence your friend may 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 »

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 »

China's breakthrough on HIV drug resistance?

I was just diagnoised as poz last week and started searching the internet for a "cure" in both English and Chinese. I noticed a Chinese news dated 12/27/07 of a university student won national award on his research of how to conquer HIV drugs...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...effects - have been, or ever could be, 'conquered' in a single paper.I am always impressed by the optimism of people living with HIV like yourself who believe that their own internet search might lead them to find a cure or other solutions that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Develop Questions to Determine Risk of HIV/AIDS Drug Resistance

...risk of treatment failure and drug resistance, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society , the New York Times reports. According to the Times , most HIV-positive people in Africa rarely have... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Therapy: Even Drug-Resistant HIV Infection Responds to Right Treatment

...Thanks to research advances over the past decade, children born with HIV are now surviving into their teens and early adulthood. However, such patients are likely to develop drug resistance due to sequential Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Understanding HIV/AIDS Drug Resistance Assays *

...HIV/AIDS drug resistance is a frequent cause of HIV/AIDS medication failure and presents a major challenge for physicians as they try Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...(Kantor et al., PLoS Medicine , April 2005). : The Web site recently was updated to include new information on HIV/AIDS. " Volunteering on the HIV/AIDS Epidemic " lists volunteer and internship opportunities with organizations... Read more »
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Diagnosed with HIV and AIDS at the same time!!!!

Posted by icantbelieve, 9 Replies
Last April, viral load over 500.000 and cd4 count 191. Overwhelming. I've been sad, lonely, on meds, always tired, lost weight, appetite, no one knows, live away from my family, no partner, with an infection on my skin since April that impairs my... Read more »


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...husband in my life that Masters in BioChemistry and Virology. After many hours of on line research and talking to my husband HIV is nothing like it was 20 years ago. What you need to look forward to now is understanding that it will be a life... Read more »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles
... Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »

New York draws fire over case of drug-resistantHIV

Posted by Anonymous
...Nature 433, 788 (24 February 2005) New York draws fire over case of drug-resistant HIV ERIKA CHECK Rare, aggressive form of AIDS used to publicize dangers of unprotected sex. [WASHINGTON] A decision by New York health officials to announce... Read more »