HAART


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HAART

abbr.
highly active antiretroviral therapy
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Noun1.HAART - a combination of protease inhibitors taken with reverse transcriptase inhibitors; used in treating AIDS and HIV
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
NNRTI, non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor - an antiviral drug used against HIV; binds directly to reverse transcriptase and prevents RNA conversion to DNA; often used in combination with other drugs
NRTI, nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor - an antiviral drug used against HIV; is incorporated into the DNA of the virus and stops the building process; results in incomplete DNA that cannot create a new virus; often used in combination with other drugs
protease inhibitor, PI - an antiviral drug used against HIV; interrupts HIV replication by binding and blocking HIV protease; often used in combination with other drugs
Translations

HAART

abbr highly active antiretroviral therapy. V. therapy.
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Population-based estimates of HAART use and HIV prevalence (2003-2012) were acquired from the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), the single provider of free HAART in BC.
However, HAART cannot kill the HIV-infected cells," said the study's lead author, Ekaterina Dadachova, Ph.
TB diagnoses were grouped into 3 periods on the basis of HAART availability and approximately equal distribution of TB-HIV cases: pre-HAART (1993-1995), early HAART (1996-2000), and late HAART (2001-2008).
In addition, with the advent of HAART, HIV-positive individuals are living longer, resulting in an increasing proportion of HIV and AIDS diagnoses in adults 50 years of age and older (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2007; Hardy & Vance, 2009).
Al Jabri further said: "It has been observed and known that HIV-infected patients on HAART do not respond equally to treatment, despite proper compliance to therapy.
They're excluded because physicians are worried about causing further immune suppression in HIV patients, and because HAART drugs are notorious for causing drug-drug interactions and serious side effects," he added.
The 560 women with CD4 counts of 200 or more cells per ml were randomly assigned to one of two groups, each of which received a different HAART regimen beginning at 26 to 34 weeks' gestation and continuing through weaning or six months postpartum, whichever occurred first.
Previous tools have provided districts with the ability to calculate their estimated monthly need for HAART initiations (5) using statistics from the Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA).
A considerable proportion of patients with HIV-associated TB but on HAART develop IRIS reactions (11-13).
The infant received HAART (ZDV, lamivudine and lopinavir/ritonavir) from 8 weeks of age through participation in the Children with HIV Early Antiretroviral therapy (CHER) trial.
Assessing compliance to HAART in children and young people