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WHAT’S YOUR RISK FOR HIV DRUG RESISTANCE?

Every person who lives with HIV faces the risk of developing drug resistance. Resistance means that your treatment can fail as the virus changes and grows. This may cause your CD4+ cell count to go down and your viral load to eventually go up. Drug resistance may also limit your future treatment options.

HOW HIV DRUG RESISTANCE HAPPENS

Viral Load Over Time

 

Even just a few missed doses could lead to drug resistance.

WHAT IS A HIGH GENETIC BARRIER TO RESISTANCE?

Medications that have a high genetic barrier to resistance are still able to bind to the virus and keep working even if the virus has mutated, which means your risk of developing medication resistance may be reduced.

Not all HIV treatments are the same. Ask your healthcare provider if medication with a high genetic barrier to resistance is the right medication for you.

KNOW YOUR DRUG RESISTANCE RISK QUIZ

Take this quiz to see how your lifestyle and daily routine can impact your risk for HIV medication resistance. Then talk to your healthcare provider about your quiz results, your risk for developing medication resistance, and exploring a treatment option with a high genetic barrier against resistance.