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

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
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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
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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
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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
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Antiretroviral Therapy in 2014: How Does a Doctor Choose?

Today, there are more treatment options than ever before for a person newly diagnosed with HIV. How does a doctor choose?

By Joel E. Gallant, M.D., M.P.H. for Positively Aware
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HIV Undetectability Unimportant? Wrong.

With more than two decades of experience as a physician, Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D., describes the very real importance of reducing viral load and the leaps and bounds science has made in crafting medications.

By Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.
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HIV Resistance Testing

What Is Resistance? How Does Resistance Develop? Types of Resistance Phenotypic Testing Genotypic Testing Virtual Phenotype Cross-Resistance Problems With Resistance Testing

What Is Resistance?

HIV is "resistant" to a drug if it kee...

By AIDS InfoNet
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A Guide to HIV Drug Resistance

To view other booklets from TheBody.com, click here.C O N T E N T SWhy Is Understanding Drug Resistance Important?How HIV WorksHIV MutationsHIV TreatmentHow Drug Resistance OccursHow Does Resistance Affect Your Trea...

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HIV Mutations

Although most copies of HIV are identical, about 1% of your HIV will naturally contain "mutations."

What does all this have to do with drug resistance? The answer is that HIV isn't perfect: While HIV is furiously reproducing, there are bound to be e...

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What Exactly Is a Mutation? And What Are All Those Numbers About?

To make it easier to work with HIV resistance tests, researchers have a shorthand system for naming HIV mutations.

An HIV "mutation" is actually just a slight change in a specific section of HIV's RNA, the genetic code that provides all the instruct...