highly active antiretroviral therapy


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highly active antiretroviral therapy

n. Abbr. HAART
The use of three or more antiretroviral drugs, typically including a combination of nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors and a protease inhibitor, to suppress HIV and prevent the development of treatment-resistant infection.
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Noun1.highly active antiretroviral therapy - 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
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Effect of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) on Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease Pathogenesis and Progression.
1] provide recommendations for amniocentesis in HIV-positive women and advise that it is safe to perform this procedure in women on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) with suppressed viral loads (preferably undetectable) and when transplacental passage of the needle is avoided.
In an HIV patient on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HRT), drugs suppress viral replication, which means they keep the number of viral particles in a patient's bloodstream very low.
Human papillomavirus infection and associated cervical disease in human immunodeficiency virus-infected women: effect of highly active antiretroviral therapy.
HAART is the acronym for highly active antiretroviral therapy, which is the current approach to treatment of HIV/AIDS--but unfortunately is subject to numerous obstacles to effectiveness.
Though an increased risk of fracture was seen in the cohort as a whole after the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy in 1996, this was believed to be attributable to aging and longer survival of subjects.
Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has led to a dramatic decline in morbidity and mortality among HIV infected persons both in developed and developing countries.
HIV-positive Ugandan women who receive highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) are more likely to use contraceptives than their counterparts who do not receive such therapy, according to a clinic-based study in Mbarara.
Both groups had access to prenatal care, were on highly active antiretroviral therapy, had their CD4 counts and viral loads monitored, and were delivered at the university's medical center.
1) For all 177 inmates in the sample, the current incarceration was at least the second within a year; at the time of their previous release, those known to have HIV infection had been linked to a program that would provide up to five months of HIV-related services, and those taking highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) had been given a week's supply of their medications and a prescription for a month's refill.
The use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) prior to pregnancy (adjusted OR, 5.
women, found that hormonal contraceptive use did not reduce the effectiveness of the combinations of three or more different ARV drugs known as highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).

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