HIV Drug Resistance Spurred By Widely Used Hepatitis B Drug

Mon, 05 Mar 2007 10:00 AM EST

... A Johns Hopkins study has proven false established medical practice that an antiretroviral drug widely used to treat hepatitis B liver infections was safe to use on its own in patients co-infected with HIV. Their findings demonstrate that treatment with entecavir leads to cross-resistance to other antiviral drugs used to treat the AIDS virus. [click link for full article] ...