A cautiously optimistic essay about HIV drug resistance

From Pleuni Pennings:

… overall, drug resistance is not as big a problem as one may think. Treatments have become very good, which means that the rate of evolution of drug resistance is low. At the same time, many new drugs have become available so that when drug resistance evolves, the patient can be switched to another set of drugs. However, in poor countries, where viral genotyping, viral load monitoring and many new drugs are not available, drug resistance still poses a serious threat to people’s health.

The blog post is here, and the paper (on arXiv, soon to be published at Infectious Disease Reports) is here.

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