Drug resistance - HIV medicines, part 4

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Abstract:

This one-page handout with accompanying video and audio recording educates people about drug resistance and HIV treatment with antiretroviral therapy (ART), a combination of HIV medicines used to treat HIV infection. It explains how a virus can mutate and become drug-resistant, which can cause HIV treatment to fail. The document discusses how drug-resistant HIV can spread from person to person, outlines the six classes of HIV medicines and how cross-resistance can develop, and examines the importance of drug-resistance testing if an HIV regimen is not working. 

Author(s):
Healthy Roads Media
Medical Review:
Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
N/A
Translation Review:
N/A
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N/A
Population:
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Keywords:
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Antiretroviral therapy, highly active, Drug resistance, HIV infections, Medication adherence
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
5/23/2017
Reviewed By:
HealthReach staff and Author/Agency

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