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Author Topic: How much 'PrEP-resistant' HIV is out there?  (Read 104 times)

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Offline JimDublin

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How much 'PrEP-resistant' HIV is out there?
« on: March 13, 2018, 12:45:15 pm »
With only 4 cases of PrEP failing leading to infection, it pretty much confirms just  how well PrEP works.


A study presented at the recent 25th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2018) aims to quantify how many people with HIV there might be in the community who both have a detectable HIV viral load and also have significant resistance to tenofovir and emtricitabine, the two drugs currently used in pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

The researchers, from the University of Washington in Seattle, found that in King County, which contains Seattle, no more than 0.3% of the local HIV-positive population had viral loads over 10,000 copies/ml, and also high-level resistance to tenofovir and emtricitabine.

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