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Evaluation of Patient with HIV Virologic Failure for Drug Regimen Adherence

Purpose:

To evaluate an HIV-positive patient with virologic failure to antiretroviral drug therapy for adherence.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology

Objective:

pharmacogenetics, failure handling and therapy escalation, response to therapy

ICD-10:

B20

Description:

Duong et al developed an algorithm for evaluating a patient with HIV who shows virologic failure while taking antiretroviral (ARV) therapy. It separates patients who are nonadherent to the drug regimen from those who may have regimen resistant virus. The authors are from the University Hospital in Dijon and Bichat Hospital in Paris, France.

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