Paradox Eight: Challenges
for the Treatment of HIV Super-infection
Instructions: For this assignment, you are to work individually in describing the paradox. To help clarify meanings within the articles, you may conduct peer discussions through email with a copy going to the instructor . This assignment is worth ten points. Your final response is to be one page and e-mailed to the instructor by 11:30pm, on the due date.
Paradox Statement: Ongoing research has identified new drug combinations for treating HIV/AIDS. These new medications are extending the early stages of HIV resulting in an improved quality of life by increasing T cell count and significantly reducing viral load. However, research has also documented that a person can be simultaneously infected with two HIV types (Super-infection). Such Super-infection is blocking the effectiveness of newly identified combination drugs.
Suggested Site Sources:
Unprotected Sex Between HIV-Infected Partners
HIV Super-infection: Can Patients Be Infected Twice?
What is Co-infection/Super-infection?
HIV Super-infection and Drug Resistance