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A sixth of new cases of HIV are drug resistant strains

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 02 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:870
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    An increasing number of people newly infected with HIV have drug resistant strains of the virus that could compromise successful treatment with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), the current treatment of choice, according to two new studies (JAMA 1999;282:1135-41, 1142-9, 1177-9).

    In the first study Dr Martin Markowitz of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center in New York City studied 77 men and three women from New York and Los Angeles whose HIV infection had been diagnosed within the previous five months.

    The researchers …

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