Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, February 14th, 2000
Through evolution, HIV can grow resistant to any of the standard AIDS drugs, and often it is invulnerable to several at once. The specific combination of viral resistance varies from patient to patient. In theory, doctors can brew up the most potent AIDS drug cocktails for their patients if they know the strengths and vulnerabilities of the viruses they carry.
In the past, doctors have attempted to do this by checking the virus for the genetic mutations that make it impervious to various drugs. ...
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