According to the World Health Organization, around 35 million people in the world were living with HIV at the end of 2013. New cases have since been diagnosed and logged, which – more than anything – makes the epidemic one of the most serious issues we have all had to deal with. Now it seems like another hurdle has to be jumped as a study finds certain strains of HIV becoming resistant to key drug administered to a lot of patients.
HIV becoming resistant to key drug, study finds
Strains of HIV are becoming resistant to an antiretroviral drug commonly used to prevent and fight the virus, research has suggested.
HIV was resistant to the drug Tenofovir in 60% of selected cases in some African countries, according to the study, which covered a 17-year period.
The research, led by University College London, looked at 1,920 HIV patients worldwide who had treatment failure. Read More…
While that is still in the works, we can all do our part in helping people living with HIV in Africa and in other parts of the world find a little solace and comfort.
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