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Medical News & Perspectives
March 24/31, 2004

Researchers Report Findings on HIV Drug Resistance, New Infections

JAMA. 2004;291(12):1431-1433. doi:10.1001/jama.291.12.1431

San Francisco—Resistance to drugs used in simplified drug regimens designed to prevent or treat HIV infection is complicating efforts to fight the AIDS epidemic, according to new findings reported here at the 11th Annual Retrovirus Conference.

In addition, researchers described other work highlighting the importance of tracking HIV infection in the United States to identify opportunities for focused prevention efforts.

Mother-to-child transmission

A drug regimen used in resource-poor countries to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission might compromise a mother's response to future treatment because it may promote drug resistance, according to findings of studies in South Africa and Thailand.