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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The effect of highly active antiretroviral therapy on human papillomavirus clearance and cervical cytology.
Infections with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium avium among HIV-infected patients after the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy.
Highly active antiretroviral therapy and increased use of contraceptives among HIV-positive women during expanding access to antiretroviral therapy in Mbarara, Uganda.
Although the viral load was not significantly different between the two groups, it was lower among perinatally infected women, suggesting that this group of women may be more compliant with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) compared with controls, said Dr.
Highly active antiretroviral therapy use and HIV transmission risk behaviors among individuals who are HIV infected and were recently released from jail, American Journal of Public Health, 2008, 98(4):661-666.
Increased risk of pre-eclampsia and fetal death in HIV-infected pregnant women receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy.
Hormonal contraceptive use and the effectiveness of highly active antiretroviral therapy.
An initial group of 167 HIV-infected patients was enrolled in the observational, multicenter study when they made a decision to discontinue highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).
A study from Denmark suggests that the death rates in people with HIV have fallen significantly since 1995--since the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).
Researchers used a meta-analysis to review 12 research trials comparing NNRTI to Pl, the two classes of antiretroviral drugs used in highly active antiretroviral therapy.
When he lived in Illinois, supplemental drugs he took to combat side effects of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) medications were covered.
Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has greatly reduced AIDS-related morbidity and mortality.

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