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What Is Drug Resistant 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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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
Thank you for your posting. Needless to say this is a very complicated 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... Read more »

Sexual transmission of drug resistant HIV through pre-cum

I recently recieved back a positive result on my hiv test. My partner of 8 months tested positive 7 months ago. I have not had sex with anyone else since meeting him and for about 3 months prior to meeting him. I tested negative when he received...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.The issue of reinfection has been reviewed in a previous posting (HIV POSITIVE COUPLE CONTINUING SEX). In addition to that posting, I would like to review with you some recently published information regarding sexual... 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 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 »
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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 be for someone in my situation? I am still treatment naive.

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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 the
detection... Read more »

Resisting Resistance - A Story

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
Personal Perspective: Resisting Resistance

By Matt Sharp

Spring 2006

In a little over four months I will turn fifty. When I was diagnosed with HIV in 1988 I never dreamed I'd reach forty. I've survived a long battle with HIV, and it has not been... Read more »

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 »