Agents Used in Antiretroviral Therapy

  • Authors: Philip Grant, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 10/1/18 (What's New)

Summary

  • Primary care providers who manage HIV-infected patients receiving antiretroviral therapy must maintain a strong working knowledge of routinely prescribed antiretroviral agents, particularly recommended and alternative first-line agents, important drug–drug interactions, and the toxicity profile of each drug
    • Patients should be carefully monitored for potential adverse events associated with the antiretroviral agents that they are receiving, including both class-specific and agent-specific events

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