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Drug-Resistant HIV Strains Becoming More Common In African Nations Where Treatment More Widespread, Researchers Note

Huffington Post: The Success Of HIV Treatment Is Increasing The Risk Of Drug Resistance
“Global health agencies are succeeding in getting more people with HIV on antiretroviral therapy, a combination of drugs that suppress the virus to undetectable levels in the blood and reduce the risk of transmission to another person. But scientists are beginning to detect a disturbing new trend: The rise of drug-resistant HIV strains, especially in countries such as Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania, and South Africa…” (Almendrala, 12/6).

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