Wild-Type Virus

What is Wild-Type Virus?

Wild-Type Virus meaning The naturally occurring, non-mutated strain of a virus. When exposed to antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, wild-type HIV can develop mutations that make the virus resistant to specific HIV drugs. Most people with HIV are initially infected with wild-type virus; however, some people become infected with mutated, drug-resistant strains of HIV. Related Term(s): Drug Resistance


reference: AIDSinfo – Glossary

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