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Author Topic: Having a resistant drug strain mean that my strain is old?  (Read 786 times)

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Offline cokaine

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Having a resistant drug strain mean that my strain is old?
« on: September 17, 2007, 08:48:21 PM »
During my diagnosis a couple of years ago, i remember asking my doctor since I was resistant to certain drugs if my strain meant it would do more damage to my body or if was more dangerous and he told me on the contrary that having a strain that is "older" or "resistant" is weaker  since it has mutated so much and would do less damage than a strain that has not been through resistant issues. The disadvantaged was that I had fewer medicine options. I may have misunderstood her or misinterpreted his words but was wondering if anyone knew anything about this. I know having less option for medicine is a VERY serious problem and would figure that my strain was more dangerous. If it was weaker, why did I progress to an AIDS diagnosis so quickly after infection.  His answers were so vague and contridictory I switched doctors but this always stood out in my head.

 


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