n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - New strategies and novel antiretroviral therapies for the treatment of HIV infection




Extracted from text ... SEPTEMBER 2005 THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN JOURNAL OF HIV MEDICINE 18 The advent of HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy) has revolutionised the treatment of HIV, with both patients and physicians enjoying the resultant increases in both quality and quantity of life. A wide variety of drugs are now available for use in the treatment of HIV, allowing individuals the choice of effective therapy, and enabling them to switch to therapies that are easier to comply with and less toxic drugs. Antiretroviral agents are divided into five main classes - nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NtRTIs), non-nucleoside reverse ..


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