Drug Resistance

What is Drug Resistance?

Drug Resistance meaning Synonym(s): ResistanceWhen a bacteria, virus, or other microorganism mutates (changes form) and becomes insensitive to (resistant to) a drug that was previously effective. Drug resistance can be a cause of HIV treatment failure. Related Term(s): Acquired Resistance, Drug-Susceptible, Transmitted Resistance, Treatment Failure


reference: AIDSinfo – Glossary

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