We cannot end AIDS without combating antimicrobial resistance
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Sweden, Dec. 3 -- With just 133 months left to end AIDS, this year's World AIDS Day underlines the urgency to step up the fight against the epidemic. Despite unprecedented progress made in scaling up HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, we are not yet on track to end AIDS by 2030. One of the major threats lurking to reverse these gains made in combating AIDS is antimicrobial resistance .
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) develops when microorganisms - like bacteria, virus, fungi, and other parasites - undergo genetic changes, making them resistant to the medicines that they responded to earlier. This is an evolutionary change, but the process can be accelerated due to overuse or misuse of drugs in humans, animals and food production...
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