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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 134  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 787-800

Antiretroviral therapy in Indian setting: When & what to start with, when & what to switch to?


1 YRG CARE Medical Centre, Voluntary Health Services, Chennai; Institute of Infectious Diseases, Pune, India
2 Vedant Institute of Medical Sciences, Ahmedabad; Institute of Infectious Diseases, Pune, India
3 Institute of Infectious Diseases; HIV Medicine Association of India (HIVMAI), Pune, India

Correspondence Address:
N Kumarasamy
Chief Medical Officer, YRG CARE Medical Centre, Voluntary Health Services, Chennai 600 113
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-5916.92626

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With the rapid scale up of antiretroviral therapy, there is a dramatic decline in HIV related morbidity and mortality in both developed and developing countries. Several new safe antiretroviral, and newer class of drugs and monitoring assays are developed recently. As a result the treatment guideline for the management of HIV disease continue to change. This review focuses on evolving science on Indian policy - antiretroviral therapy initiation, which drugs to start with, when to change the initial regimen and what to change.


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