Resistance to antiviral drugs is climbing

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 04 August 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:308
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Public health experts have warned of a worrying increase in resistance to antiviral drugs that is making infections such as HIV and hepatitis B more difficult to manage.

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    HIV particles (yellow and pink) budding from the surface of a T4 lymphocyte cell (blue) in a coloured transmission electron micrograph


    Evidence from research that followed 4500 British patients infected with HIV indicates that after two years of standard treatment with a combination of three different classes of …

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