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What Has Caused The Evolution Of Drug-resistant Strains Of Hiv

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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 load under control by preventing the virus from reproducing (ormaking copies of itself). Sometimes HIV changes, or mutates as it makes copiesof itself. These changes may allow the virus to...
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Rare Strain of Multi-Drug Resistant HIV

New York City Resident Diagnosed With Rare Strain of Multi-Drug Resistant HIV That Rapidly Progresses to AIDSHighly Virulent Strain Resistant to Three Types of HIV Drugs Is Rare in Patients Not Previously Treated for HIV; Strain Is Also Associated...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The fact that someone newly diagnosed with HIV infection acquired multi-drug resistance came as no surprise. The rapid progression to AIDS is somewhat surprising because multi-drug resistant virus tends to be less aggressive than wild-type virus.... Read more »

Rare Strain of Multi-Drug Resistant HIV

New York City Resident Diagnosed With Rare Strain of Multi-Drug Resistant HIV That Rapidly Progresses to AIDSWhat's your take on this news?...
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
The news reports don't indicate anything really unique in this case. People have been documented to have acquired multidrug resistant virus during acute infection and there have been cases of very rapid progression. Hopefully we will learn more... Read more »

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...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
To take your second question first, yes, it is common for resistant 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... Read more »

catching a multiple drug resistant strain

Dear Doctor, I caught a multiple drug resistant strain of hiv. My doctor says that I am resistant to most drugs available and that starting now would be a waste of money and health since I feel healthy now. It has been 4 months since exposure and...
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
I would look to the treatment forum. ABT378 is in phase 2 studies. The answer is not in yet on its potential use in PI resistant virus. Other second generation NNRTIs and other drugs are making way to study.MH... Read more »
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My strain of HIV is resistant (not completely)

Posted by PozInOrlando, 2 Replies
I found out my strain of HIV is resistant to one entire class of meds (Can't remember the name of the class, but the Dr explained it was the one where you only take 1 pill a day) I almost wanted to cry knowing I have a resistant form of HIV, I... Read more »

Evolution of my First Three Weeks after testing

Posted by TheGoodLife, 2 Replies
DAY 1: Preliminary positive, Rapid Elisa test. I took the news very hard, and I almost passed out. I spent the next 24 hours in bed, panicked, crying and shaking. Bad, bad day. One of the worst ever.

WEEK 1: Researched, researched, researched... Read more »

Good god... 3-class-resistant strain in NYC!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=71000001&refer=&sid=aDEfEZh52ykY

NYC Health Officials Find New, Virulent HIV Strain (Update2)

Feb. 11 (Bloomberg) -- New York City doctors have discovered a previously unseen strain of HIV, which appears... Read more »

There is more than one strain!

Posted by paman1964, 1 Reply
I hear there is more than one strain of HIV and that if you are re-infected with a different strain, than it can cause serious illness sooner?
I have been abstinent since diagnosed in June and I feel safer this way! Thanks for all your replies guys. Read more »