Key Principles and Recommended Regimens for First-line Antiretroviral Therapy

  • Author: Paul E. Sax, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 5/20/20 (What's New)


  • The goals of initial antiretroviral therapy include reduction of HIV-related morbidity and mortality, improved quality of life, restoration and preservation of immune function, control of HIV replication, and prevention of HIV transmission (Management Guidelines)[DHHS ART]

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