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HIV-1 Infection | Antiretroviral Drug Resistance Testing Recommendations

Purpose:

To determine if a patient with HIV-1 infection should have her or his virus tested for antiretroviral drug resistance.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

failure handling and therapy escalation, response to therapy, complication detection

ICD-10:

U84.2, B20-B24

Description:

The presence of antiretroviral drug resistance in HIV-1 isolates correlates with poor virologic response to therapy with the implicated agents. A panel of experts in the care of AIDS patients has issued recommendations for when clinicians should order resistance testing in their patients.

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