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What is the time that resistance will happen to zidovudine?

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Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Depends: The amount of time for resistance to happen to azt (or zidovudine) depends on how adherent one is in taking their HIV medications. Standard HIV regimen usually includes at least a combination of 3 medications, often called haart (highly active anti-retroviral therapy). If someone is close to 100% adherent to their haart, resistance is very unlikely. However, lesser adherence leads to resistance.
Dr. Daniel Lee
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Depends: The amount of time for resistance to happen to azt (or zidovudine) depends on how adherent one is in taking their HIV medications. Standard HIV regimen usually includes at least a combination of 3 medications, often called haart (highly active anti-retroviral therapy). If someone is close to 100% adherent to their haart, resistance is very unlikely. However, lesser adherence leads to resistance.

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What is the time that resistance will happen to azt (zidovudine)?

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Depends: The amount of time for resistance to happen to azt (or zidovudine) depends on how adherent one is in taking their HIV medications. Standard HIV regimen usually includes at least a combination of 3 medications, often called haart (highly active anti-retroviral therapy). If someone is close to 100% adherent to their haart, resistance is very unlikely. However, lesser adherence leads to resistance.
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Depends: The amount of time for resistance to happen to azt (or zidovudine) depends on how adherent one is in taking their HIV medications. Standard HIV regimen usually includes at least a combination of 3 medications, often called haart (highly active anti-retroviral therapy). If someone is close to 100% adherent to their haart, resistance is very unlikely. However, lesser adherence leads to resistance.

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