Antiretroviral Therapy and Hepatotoxicity



The advent of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for treatment of HIV has significantly delayed HIV-related disease progression, allowing those infected to live longer without opportunistic infections. To some extent, HIV has become a chronic disease requiring long-term treatment with multidrug regimens. A probability model of the survival benefit of AIDS therapy in the USA demonstrated that the projected perperson survival after a diagnosis of AIDS increased 13.3 years from 19 months with no available treatment to 14.9 years in 2003 [1]. However, risks associated with ART pose challenges to patient care.


Sustained Viral Response Mitochondrial Toxicity Severe Hepatotoxicity Viral Load Rebound Nonnucleoside Polymerase Inhibitor 
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  1. 1.Experimental MedicineInfections Diseases, Merck, Sharp, and Dohme Corp.North WalesUSA

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