Transmission of HIV-1 drug resistance.

  title={Transmission of HIV-1 drug resistance.},
  author={J. W. Tang and Deenan Pillay},
  journal={Journal of clinical virology : the official publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology},
  volume={30 1},
BACKGROUND The use of highly-active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) for treating HIV infections is increasing. Recent studies have demonstrated that HAART is improving both the length and quality of life in HIV-infected patients. Resistant strains of HIV arise when drug adherence is poor. This can lead to the transmission of drug-resistant strains of HIV to susceptible individuals. This can lead to suboptimal first-line therapy, if the resistance profile of the transmitted virus is unknown… CONTINUE READING

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