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clinical significance of reductions in HIV susceptibility

What is the clinical significance of the reported fold changes in HIV susceptibility to various antiretroviral agents in response to HIV codon mutations? Can a drug that HIV has, for example, a 5-fold reduction in susceptibilty to still be...
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
Indeed it may, combined with other agents which have equal or greater potency and/or lack of resistance. In addition, certain mutations which confer resistance (genotypic and phenotypic) to one agent, may enhance the activity of other agents. For... Read more »


If a persons cell count bounces back up above 200, or they beat an opportunistic infection, they... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gene Mutation That Protects Against Virtually Extinct Form of Malaria Makes Blacks More Susceptible to HIV, Study Says

...likely protected people living in sub-Saharan Africa from a form of malaria seldom found in the region now could make blacks more susceptible to HIV, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Cell Host & Microbe , the New York... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Treatment of Drug-Susceptible Tuberculosis Disease in HIV-Infected Persons

...recommended treatment of TB disease in HIV-infected adults (when the disease is caused by organisms that are known or presumed to be susceptible to first-line drugs) is a 6-month regimen consisting of An initial phase of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Parasitic Worm Infection Can Increase Susceptibility to HIV, Study Finds

... People infected with parasitic worms that cause schistosomiasis might be more susceptible to HIV and more likely to transmit the virus, according to a study published Tuesday in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases , Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Expert Discusses HIV-Related Kidney Disease, Susceptibility Among Blacks

...Bronfman Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who is "one of the world's leading experts on the kidney diseases associated with HIV." In the article, Klotman discussed the clinical details of HIV-associated nephropathy (HIVAN), including... Read more »
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