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Drug resistance

Roger Pebody

It's important to always take your HIV treatment at the right times and in the right amounts. If you don't, HIV may become drug resistant.

When HIV is drug resistant, some anti-HIV drugs do not work properly.

Click here to see our illustrated leaflet giving basic information on drug resistance.

This leaflet is also available in French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Drug resistance

Published February 2012

Last reviewed February 2012

Next review February 2015

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  • Short and simple introductions to key HIV topics, sometimes illustrated with pictures.
  • Expands on the previous level, but also written in easy-to-understand plain language.
  • More detailed information, likely to include medical and scientific language.
  • Detailed, comprehensive information, using medical and specialised language.

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This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.