n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - The end of the line? a case of drug resistance to third-line antiretroviral therapy : case reports
|Article Title||The end of the line? a case of drug resistance to third-line antiretroviral therapy : case reports|
|Journal||Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria, 2 University of Pretoria and 3 Kalafong Provincial Tertiary Hospital|
|Publication Date||Jan 2016|
|Pages||1 - 3|
HIV drug resistance has been described in all antiretroviral drug classes and threatens the long-term success of HIV treatment. Here, we describe the first reported case of acquired resistance to the integrase strand transfer inhibitors in South Africa. This case illustrates the dilemma of treatment in the context of inadequate adherence and poor psychosocial support and highlights the potential risk of transmission of multidrug-resistant virus.
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