Resisting Drug Resistance
One of doctors’ biggest challenges in treating HIV is the rate at which the virus mutates. This makes the emergence of viral resistance against any antiretroviral drug virtually inevitable. The doctor must carefully time when treatment with a particular ARV drug should start and when it should stop and be replaced with another drug. One way to help doctors manage this risk more effectively is by providing them with better information. When clinical symptoms, viral load and/or CD4 values causes a doctor to suspect ARV treatment failure, ExaVir Drug can provide patient-specific information on the drug sensitivity of the active virus.