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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A new film depicts the harsh realities of highly active antiretroviral therapy
Washington, Aug 2 (ANI): Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) can prove helpful in preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV in poor countries, according to an editorial in response to a research study in the August 15 issue of JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.
The associations between age and the development of laboratory abnormalities and treatment discontinuation for reasons other than virological failure in the lust year of highly active antiretroviral therapy. HIV Med.
All of them were ineligible for highly active antiretroviral therapy. The women were followed for 24 weeks (12 weeks before and 12 weeks after randomisation).
The studies focused on characteristics of antiretroviral-naive patients at the start of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) as well as their response to therapy and disease progression.
HIV-infected teenagers may need help in adhering to regimens of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).
Our patients were able to return to work and no longer had to sell their life insurance policies to third party brokers known as "viatical settlement companies." In-patient hospitalizations diminished and the insurance companies began to pay for the combination "cocktail" therapy known as highly active antiretroviral therapy or HAART.
Her history included lack of response to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), and she exhibited HIV viremia of 413,624 copies/mL, a low CD4+ cell count (5/[mm.sup.3]), and leukopenia (3.0 x 103/[mm.sup.3]).
HIV-positive substance abusers are less likely to receive health care and adhere to complicated highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) regimens, said Mr.
Minkoff cautioned that the studies were under-powered and the drug regimen used was not highly active antiretroviral therapy. That study which focused exclusively on women with RNA viral loads less than 1,000 copies/mL, showed that while antiretroviral therapy still played a large role in reducing transmission, cesarean section was linked with a drop in the transmission rate from 6% to 1.5%.
Short-cycle structured intermittent treatment of chronic HIV infection with highly active antiretroviral therapy: Effects on virologic, immunologic, and toxicity parameters.
After Bill O'Brien of Boston tested HIV-positive in July, he found himself grappling with perhaps the most vexing question of his life: if and when he should start highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), the so-called AIDS drug cocktail.

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