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An update on HAART: part 2

Rosy Weston, MRPharmS, RegPharmNZ, is senior principal pharmacist (HIV and sexual health), Simon Portsmouth, MRCP, MBChB, is consultant physician (HIV and sexual health) and Andrew Benzie, MRCP, MRPharmS, is specialist registrar (HIV and sexual health), all at St Mary’s NHS Trust Hospital, London

SUMMARY

Since 1996, the care of individuals living with HIV has been transformed by highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), where a combination of three or more antiretrovirals is used as treatment. There are now four classes of antiretrovirals. The introduction of protease inhibitors in 1996 had a dramatic effect on altering morbidity and mortality in HIV-infected individuals.

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Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 10018062

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