From left, SFU's Natalie Kinloch and Zabrina Brumme, with Birkneh Tilahun Tadesse, have undertaken a survey of HIV drug resistance among infected children in Southern Ethiopia.

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HIV-infected Ethiopian children failing therapy show high levels of drug resistance

February 27, 2018
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More than 65,000 children in Ethiopia currently live with HIV.

SFU health sciences researchers Zabrina Brumme and Mark Brockman, along with MSc student Natalie Kinloch and staff scientist Bemuluyigza Baraki, collaborated with clinician-researchers at the University of Hawassa, Ethiopia to undertake a survey of HIV drug resistance among HIV-infected children failing their first HIV treatment regimen in Southern Ethiopia.  

This study, which represents the first large-scale survey of HIV drug resistance in this setting, revealed high levels of HIV drug resistance in this vulnerable population.

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