Resistance

As with all other anti-HIV drugs, strains of HIV that are resistant to efavirenz (Sustiva) may be transmitted or may emerge after a period of treatment. The emergence of drug-resistant strains coincides with a fall in the effectiveness of the drug. Even small amounts of transmitted efavirenz-resistant virus may also curtail the drug's effectiveness. If blood levels of the drug fall too low, this will help the development of resistance to efavirenz and may affect future treatment options.

Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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