n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - The 12 commandments of preventing ARV resistance

Volume 2006, Issue 22
  • ISSN : 1608-9693
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6751



Extracted from text ... THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN JOURNAL OF HIV MEDICINE MARCH 2006 37 The 12 Commandments of preventing ARV resistance 1. Adherence is next to godliness! Take the needed time to make the patient understand how important adherence is. 2. Thou shalt not kill! Do not simply guess at the next regimen for your patient - get expert help. Our patients have limited options in Africa. 3. Do not be a deviant! Have a VERY good reason to digress from the DoH's ARV guidelines. 4. The only good viral load is a dead one! Anything detectable after 3 - 4 months of treatment means resistance is present or developing. Do something. 5. Thou shalt not order a resistance test without first asking ..

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