The war on Aids in Africa has encountered a new enemy– the patient. New reports indicate more and more patients are developing a resistance to drugs and making them less effective as a means of curing people of the disease. According to Dr. Issac Malinza, an HIV specialist, “when patients experience the side effects of any drug, it predisposes them to resist complying with treatment, hence drug resistance. The government of Kenya is considering making drastic changes in drug treatment for the Aids disease.
Sources claim the World Health Organization has recognized the problem and is developing new drug programs that will overcome the resistance. It becomes increasingly clear the world has yet to find a cure and the remedies in effect run the risk of confronting resistance to the cure. What then?