Almost-certain case of PrEP failure due to drug resistance

nam/aidsmap, 25 February 2016

A case report of a man in Toronto who became infected with a multi-drug-resistant strain of HIV despite apparently very consistent adherence to PrEP was presented at the CROI 2016 conference in Boston today.

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HIV drug resistance on the rise, pressure for new treatment development

HIV-Related Virus Has Existed in Primates for Millions of Years

LiveScience, August 27, 2015 03:05pm ET

Viruses related to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have infected Old World monkeys as far back as 16 million years ago, according to a new study. The research provides insight into how monkeys evolved and adapted to the simian version of HIV, and why some viruses can jump from one species to another.

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‘Elite controllers’ may provide clues for HIV cure (NHS Analysis)

NHS Choices, Wednesday November 5 2014
“Scientists have uncovered the genetic mechanism which appeared to have led two HIV-infected men to experience a ‘spontaneous cure’,” the Mail Online reports.
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