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A deadly double standard in AIDS treatment
Philip Stevens, Medical Progress Today, 7-13-07
Among the many unknowns in HIV/AIDS treatment there is one certainty. Once antiretroviral (ARV) treatment begins, drug resistance will inevitably set in amongst a percentage of patients each year, as the virus mutates and adapts - even in the best of medical environments. Those patients that demonstrate resistance to first-line therapies have to switch to second—or even third–line "salvage" therapies, which are considerably more costly to administer and monitor.
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