Researchers show HIV patients may be infected with more than one type of HIV
Some HIV patients may be plagued by more than one type of HIV infection according to researchers at the McGill AIDS Centre, Sir Mortimer B. Davis - Jewish General Hospital and the McGill University Health Centre. They have shown that some patients may be susceptible to a second infection with another HIV virus including viruses resistant to drugs. This infection with a second HIV virus is called superinfection.
"This is the first time we have seen a patient infected with two different forms of drug-resistant HIV," says MUHC clinician Dr. Jean-Pierre Routy, an associate professor of Medicine at McGill University and co-author of the study. "These emerging drug resistant viruses present a treatment challenge and the existing drug cocktails will need to be tailored accordingly."
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