Letters Resistance to HIV drugs

Detainees are affected

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39395.393067.80 (Published 15 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1008
  1. Edward Costar, foundation year 1 doctor1,
  2. Jillian Pritchard, consultant in genitourinary medicine2
  1. 1Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury CT1 3NG
  2. 2St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey
  1. Edward.Costar{at}ekht.nhs.uk

    The problem of discontinuous antiretroviral therapy in the prison healthcare system leading to increased viral resistance applies also to detainees held by the immigration authorities. Many such detainees are held for a long time after the …

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