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Antiretrovirale Therapie


von Braun, Amrei; Furrer, Hansjakob; Battegay, Manuel; Calmy, Alexandra; Cavassini, Matthias; Vernazza, Pietro; Bernasconi, Enos; Weber, Rainer; Günthard, Huldrych F (2014). Antiretrovirale Therapie. Therapeutische Umschau. Revue thérapeutique, 71(8):461-8.

Abstract

Antiretroviral therapy to treat HIV, as we know it today, is nothing less than a huge success story in modern medical history. What used to be an almost certain death-sentence was transformed into a very manageable chronic disease by means of highly efficient und mostly well tolerated drugs. Today, HIV-infected patients treated according to international recommendations have a very good chance to outgo the negative effects of HIV-1 and are therefore able to reach an almost normal life expectancy. Furthermore, patients successfully treated with antiretroviral drugs are no longer infectious, which is an essential aspect of global strategies to overcome the pandemic. Nevertheless, due to the complexity of HIV, physicians treating patients with antiretroviral therapy require profound knowledge of aspects such as viral resistance mechanisms and immune reconstitution, as well as drug-toxicity und drug-drug-interactions. Many other aspects such as long-term side-effects of antiretroviral drugs are still unknown. Strict adherence to treatment is of utmost importance.

Antiretroviral therapy to treat HIV, as we know it today, is nothing less than a huge success story in modern medical history. What used to be an almost certain death-sentence was transformed into a very manageable chronic disease by means of highly efficient und mostly well tolerated drugs. Today, HIV-infected patients treated according to international recommendations have a very good chance to outgo the negative effects of HIV-1 and are therefore able to reach an almost normal life expectancy. Furthermore, patients successfully treated with antiretroviral drugs are no longer infectious, which is an essential aspect of global strategies to overcome the pandemic. Nevertheless, due to the complexity of HIV, physicians treating patients with antiretroviral therapy require profound knowledge of aspects such as viral resistance mechanisms and immune reconstitution, as well as drug-toxicity und drug-drug-interactions. Many other aspects such as long-term side-effects of antiretroviral drugs are still unknown. Strict adherence to treatment is of utmost importance.

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Other titles:Antiretroviral therapy
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Infectious Diseases
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Date:August 2014
Deposited On:19 Dec 2014 10:20
Last Modified:12 Aug 2016 13:35
Publisher:Hogrefe Verlag
ISSN:0040-5930
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1024/0040-5930/a000538
PubMed ID:25093310

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