n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Antiretroviral therapy : the basics : main article
|Article Title||Antiretroviral therapy : the basics : main article|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Author||Briony Chisholm and Tamara Kredo|
|Publication Date||May 2005|
|Pages||246 - 249|
|Keyword(s)||Adherence, Antiretroviral therapy, Side-effects and World Health Organisation staging system|
ART should not be started too early in the course of the disease. <br>Pre-treatment evaluation and counselling is necessary. <br>Initiation of therapy is based on the clinical status and CD4 count. <br>Psychosocial factors should also be taken into account. <br>Three classes of antiretrovirals are available in SA. <br>Use of three antiretrovirals in combination is necessary. <br>The goal of ART is to suppress viraemia and improve quality of life.
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