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HAART

by Jack Hathaway

Immune therapies are treatments which influence or modify certain components of the immune system. besides drugs a number of therapies are being looked into for use by people with HIV by boosting the body's immunity.

How AIDS Medications are combined and the order in which they are given are important factors to consider when designing treatment strategies for patients new to antiretroviral therapy, says a new study funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), one of the National Institutes of Health. When HIV-infected individuals begin treatment with a combination of the drugs zidovudine, better known as AZT, lamivudine and efavirenz, the drugs retain their effectiveness for a longer period of time than when individuals begin treatment with one of several other three-drug regimens.

Highly active antiretroviral therapy HAART employs combinations of anti-HIV drugs to help suppress the virus in people with HIV/AIDS.

The goal of HAART is to combine three or more drugs from one or more different classes of anti-HIV drugs to suppress HIV replication and prevent progression to AIDS and death.

HIV drug combinations can lose effectiveness over time and doctors must then adjust treatment. Combination AIDS HIV regimens are our currently most effective method in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Using this regimens we have been able to prolong lives, improve quality of life and even slow the transmission of HIV/AIDS.

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