Drug-resistant HIV genes isolated, giving hope for better treatment (NationalPost)
Researchers have isolated specific genes in HIV that makes the virus resistant to drugs — a discovery that could significantly bolster our understanding of HIV and how to treat it.
University of Victoria biomedical engineer Stephanie Willerth, 29, discovered the new method of studying genetic material and using it to locate specific genes of HIV that were resistant to drugs while conducting post-doctorate research at the University of California, Berkeley.
“The virus mutates at a very high rate which is very problematic for HIV patients because the virus eventually develops resistance to medications,” she said.
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