Drug Resistance and Mutation
The infectious pathogens mutate under certain circumstances to overcome the pressure inflicted upon them. Such organisms develop resistance to the drug in use. This proves to be a major problem in the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases. Human immunodeficiency virus has developed resistance to the antiretroviral drug provided. Hence combination antiretroviral therapies are used for treating AIDS which involves using two or more antiretroviral drugs together. Several bacterial species has also developed resistance to the antibiotics provided for the treatment. The mutation of the pathogens has led to development of drug resistance against many antibiotics and antiretroviral drugs.
- Track 1-1 Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Resistance
- Track 2-2 Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Resistance
- Track 3-3 Protease Inhibitors Resistance
- Track 4-4 Antibiotic Resistance
- Track 5-5 Antiviral Drug Resistance