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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?

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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.

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FAQs About Treatment for HIV Treatment Veterans

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Drug Resistance | Switching Treatment | Stopping Treatment | Resistance and Pregnancy | HIV/HAART Complications

Drug Resistance

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FAQs About Drug Resistance

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General Resistance Questions | Resistance Testing | Drug Resistance an...

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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...

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A Guide to HIV Drug Resistance

To view other booklets from, 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...

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Researchers Plan to Target Immune Cells Responsible for Eluding Antiretroviral Treatment

Certain human immune cells known as macrophages are composed of hybrid HIV strains that elude treatment and antiretroviral drugs, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Florida and other institutions, the Gainesville Sun repor...

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HIV's Mutations to Avoid Immune Defenses Can Be Passed to Wider Population, Study Says

HIV can adapt rapidly to evade immune system responses, and these mutations can be passed on in the wider population, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Nature, Reuters reports. Although researchers have known that HIV constantly...