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HIV/AIDS

17 February 2011

Need for systematic HIV drug resistance testing

HIV is a tough enough diagnosis, but when one contracts a strain of HIV resistant to some life-prolonging medicines, treatment options are limited.

 

The study, led by the International Aids Vaccine Institute (IAVI) in five African countries, found that the prevalence of transmitted drug resistance in Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia was considerably higher than previously reported.

 

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