HIV Genotypic Resistance Testing
(Caring & Treating Since 2005)
What is HIV Genotypic Resistance Testing?
Consider this scenario. You go to the doctors for a urinary tract infection (UTI) and antibiotics are given to you. After completing the antibiotics, your symptoms do not improve and you return to the doctor. The doctor then prescribes a different antibiotic and this time round, you feel much better. A possible explanation is that the bacteria causing this infection was resistant to (cannot be killed) the first antibiotic, and sensitive to (can easily be killed) the second antibiotic. In such a case, if the doctor sent some of the urine for testing, we can find out right from the start what can and cannot kill this bacteria.