What can guide therapy for HIV infection?

Updated: Jul 27, 2020
  • Author: Shelley A Gilroy, MD, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Genotyping of viral DNA/RNA can guide therapy. Because patterns of mutations that lead to resistance to specific drugs or drug classes are now well-recognized, sequencing of the viral genome allows for the selection of specific antivirals that are more likely to elicit a response.


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