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HIV Drug Resistance

Get basic information about HIV drug resistance -- what it is, what causes it, testing for it, and how to prevent it from developing.

By The Well Project

Drug Resistance

Key PointsAs HIV multiplies in the body, the virus sometimes mutates (changes form) and produces variations of itself. Variations of HIV that develop while a person is taking HIV medicines can lead to drug-resistant strains of HIV.With drug resistanc...

By AIDSinfo

Ibalizumab: First Long-Acting HIV Treatment Available Now Via Expanded Access

Ibalizumab, a drug that works against multi-drug-resistant HIV, is now available via the manufacturer's expanded access program.

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Back to the Future: A New HIV Medication Offers Hope to Those Who've Exhausted Their Options

In a way, the story of ibalizumab is a time travel tale back to 1994, before any protease inhibitor drugs were approved.

By Enid Vazquez for Positively Aware

People With Multidrug-Resistant HIV Can Now Start Treatment on the Experimental Drug Ibalizumab

For the small percentage of HIV patients struggling with drug resistance, an expanded access program for a new injectable treatment might be the answer.

By Sony Salzman

What Is Drug Resistance?

Drug resistance can happen when HIV changes its shape in a way that stops a drug from working. This slideshow gives the basics of preventing or dealing with drug resistance.

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

Get basic information about tests for resistance, tropism, and viral load -- what they are, when you need them, and how they are used.

By The Well Project

Two New HIV Studies Give Access to Research Medications to People With Multi-Drug Resistance: A Blog Entry by Nelson Vergel

A vulnerable and often forgotten minority of people with HIV struggle with multi-drug resistant HIV (MDR-HIV) while waiting for ARVs that would finally control their viral replication. Fortunately, clinical trials will now provide access to two new d...

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

PrEP and Drug Resistance: Cause for Concern?

More people are getting on PrEP every day, but some are concerned about drug resistance. Should they be?

By Emily Newman for BETA

Adherence and HIV Resistance Risk With Stribild

Is HIV resistance something you have to worry about? With antiretrovirals being stronger than ever and keeping people living with HIV (PLWHA) living longer than ever, resistance is a topic that worries a lot of people. We know meds are effective -- a...

By Mathew Rodriguez