Fast Five Quiz: Treatment-Resistant HIV

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD

Disclosures

May 10, 2021

Recent data from the HIV-CAUSAL Collaboration suggest that immediate and delayed ART initiation result in similar rates of acquired drug resistance. In HIV-positive individuals receiving routine clinical care in Europe, the estimated 7-year risk for clinically identified acquired drug resistance was approximately 3% under all ART initiation strategies.

When ART initiation is deferred, consideration of repeat drug resistance testing shortly before treatment initiation is recommended to ensure the patient has not acquired drug-resistant virus (ie, HIV superinfection).

Learn more about HIV testing and treatment initiation.

Comments

3090D553-9492-4563-8681-AD288FA52ACE
Comments on Medscape are moderated and should be professional in tone and on topic. You must declare any conflicts of interest related to your comments and responses. Please see our Commenting Guide for further information. We reserve the right to remove posts at our sole discretion.
Post as:

processing....