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Anti-HIV drug resistance is increasing in US patients

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 05 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:10
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Widespread misuse of anti-HIV drugs has led to the development of drug resistant viruses in at least half the people being treated for HIV in the United States.

    Most striking, researchers told the recent Interscience Committee on Antibiotics and Chemotherapy meeting in Chicago, is the demographic breakdown of drug resistance. Contrary to forecasts made in 1996, when combination drug treatment was introduced, it is not poor people and intravenous drug …

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