Antiretroviral medications and HIV

Michael R. Kidd, Jonathan Anderson

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Since 1996 the use of combination antiretroviral treatment including protease inhibitors has dramatically improved the prognosis for many people with HIV. However, antiretroviral medications are associated with significant side effects. OBJECTIVE: To outline some of the important side effects of antiretroviral medications and strategies for managing complications. DISCUSSION: Awareness of potential problems, careful prescribing behaviour and close monitoring can reduce the impact of many side effects of antiretroviral medication. Identification and management of side effects may also assist in improving adherence to treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-139
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Family Physician
Volume31
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2002
Externally publishedYes

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