Tag Archives: Resistance

People with NNRTI resistance have poorer responses to dolutegravir, South African study finds

People with HIV who already have resistance to a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) when they start first-line antiretroviral treatment containing the integrase inhibitor dolutegravir were less likely to achieve viral suppression, a large clinical trial in South Africa has reported. NNRTI resistance has not been shown to affect responses to dolutegravir-based treatment previously. The… Read More »

Almost one in ten HIV PrEP users report buying antibiotics for STI prevention, raising concerns over potential antibiotic resistance

An online community survey conducted in the UK shows that 9% of HIV PrEP users are buying antibiotics to prevent themselves from getting STIs. The survey results from 2019 were published in last month in the Sexually Transmitted Infections journal. Those buying antibiotics were more likely to have had at least five condomless sexual partners… Read More »

New technology could help tackle antibiotic resistance

by Brandi Wampler According to the World Health Organization, one of the biggest health threats around the world is antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Every day people use antibiotics to prevent or fight back against infection, but as bacteria evolve and develop resistance, diseases such as pneumonia and tuberculosis are becoming harder to treat. Researchers at the University of… Read More »

Widespread, occasional use of antibiotics in U.S. linked with resistance

The increasing prevalence of antibiotic resistance in the U.S. appears more closely linked to their occasional use by many people than to their repeated use among smaller numbers of people, according to a large new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study also found that antibiotic use varies across the nation,… Read More »

A Solution to Antibiotic Resistance

by crossn81 In recent years, there has been an escalating concern over the growing resistance of many germs to antibiotics. Penicillin is no longer effective against a number of pathogens. Vancomycin, has long been considered the best weapon against bacteria no longer vulnerable to other drugs. However, it too, is losing its effectiveness. According to… Read More »