Get basic information about HIV drug resistance -- what it is, what causes it, testing for it, and how to prevent it from developing.
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...
Ibalizumab, a drug that works against multi-drug-resistant HIV, is now available via the manufacturer's expanded access program.
In a way, the story of ibalizumab is a time travel tale back to 1994, before any protease inhibitor drugs were approved.
For the small percentage of HIV patients struggling with drug resistance, an expanded access program for a new injectable treatment might be the answer.
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.
Get basic information about tests for resistance, tropism, and viral load -- what they are, when you need them, and how they are used.
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...
More people are getting on PrEP every day, but some are concerned about drug resistance. Should they be?
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...