Drug resistance - HIV medicines, part 4
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.
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.