Monday, July 23, 2012

Drug-resistant HIV has been increasing in parts of sub-Saharan Africa over the last decade, according to experts writing in the Lancet

The researchers, from the World Health Organization (WHO) and University College London (UCL) found that the most rapid increase in drug resistance occurred in East Africa, at 29% per year. In Southern Africa, it was 14% per year. Drug resistance is a consequence of people not taking their medication properly.


Anonymous said...

This is the one big reason why our efforts to eradicate certain diseases is doomed to failure. TB used to cost a grand total of 25$ to cure, and I don't believe it is even possible to cure the latest variant. We're all the way back to catching it early enough to cut out the lung it is in.

Tom said...

Thanks to our immigration policies this form of HIV will be in America in a few years.