General ideas or principles
Three general ideas increase the chance of your next treatment working.
- Using drugs from a new class.
- Using drugs from classes you have used before but did not develop resistance to.
- Using more, rather than fewer drugs, may have an added benefit.
Treatment guidelines also outline ways to choose new drugs. See: www.bhiva.org.
Your new combination will depend on your HIV history.
Resistance tests will help pick meds that may work, even when you have some resistance.
Last updated: 1 January 2018.