HIV drug resistance test earns top honors at Deans’ Challenge
May 28, 2014 - HIV is now considered a chronic but manageable infection with the proper medication, but 10% of patients every year develop resistance to the drugs they are prescribed. Now, an affordable and quick test for drug resistance developed at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) will enable health care providers to match patients with the most effective drugs earlier in their treatment program. This technology, and its developers' mission to bring it to low-resource countries where the need is greatest, earned top honors for team Aldatu Biosciences in the Deans' Health & Life Sciences Challenge.
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