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Drug Watch: Getting the Most from Available Antiretroviral Therapies


Two decades after the approval of the first antiretroviral drugs, combination HAART has dramatically lowered the risk of illness and death for people with HIV. The year 2007 was another milestone, witnessing the approval of the first agents in two new anti- HIV drug classes CCR5 antagonists and integrase inhibitors that provide new options for treatment-experienced patients.

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Information in this article was accurate in August 10, 2008. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.