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China Resists Imports For HIV Drugs As Drug-Resistant Strains Spotted

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

Parts of China are seeing for the first time drug-resistant strains of HIV that have moved beyond the high-risk population to the general public. The director of the AIDS Institute in Hong Kong called the trend "alarming" because there are few drugs available in China to treat the disease. Chen Zhiwei said the country did not know yet whether the drug-resistant strains are spreading. He said the government had resisted appeals by researchers to import more varieties of HIV drugs. Twenty are available, but China has only seven. (Click here for more



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