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Drug Adherence and Resistance

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Problems associated with adherence to antiviral drugs, and a student activity that mimics adherence to a multi-drug regimen.

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Adherence is a measure of how faithfully a patient is taking medicine. In the case of HIV infection, poor adherence can promote the growth of drug-resistant HIV variants.

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