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Growing Resistance to First-line AIDS Drug Worries Experts

There’s a worrying trend in the treatment of HIV, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa: A new study has found that there’s growing resistance to tenofovir, one of the most effective and inexpensive first-line anti-retroviral drugs. A large international team of researchers studied more than 1,900 patients around the world and found tenofovir-resistant HIV strains in 60 percent of the patients in almost every country in sub-Saharan Africa. This is in contrast to 20 percent of those...

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