HIV-Positive People in Cameroon Face Resistance to Second-Line Antiretrovirals

Published: November 7, 2008

HIV-Positive People in Cameroon Face Resistance to Second-Line Antiretrovirals

While countries worldwide are scaling up their antiretroviral treatment programs, more people living with HIV/AIDS are expected to develop resistance to their drug regimens and lack access to more expensive alternative therapies, IRIN/PlusNews reports. According to IRIN/PlusNews, although the number of people who have developed resistance to second-line antiretrovirals remains small, "the challenge is trying to keep these numbers down." Many HIV/AIDS experts say that the main cause of drug resistance is poor adherence to treatment regimens.

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