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What is Haart used for?
Last Updated: 3rd January, 2020
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Simply so, what does Haart mean?
highly active antiretroviral therapy
Secondly, what is the purpose of antiretroviral drugs? Antiretroviral drugs are medications for the treatment of infection by retroviruses, primarily HIV. Different classes of antiretroviral drugs act at different stages of the HIV life cycle. Combination of several (typically three or four) antiretroviral drugs is known as Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy (HAART).
Hereof, what medications are in Haart Therapy?
The current classes of drugs included in antiretroviral therapies include:
- Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs).
- Non-nucleoside reverse transcription inhibitors (NNRTIs).
- Protease inhibitors (PIs).
- Entry or fusion inhibitors.
- Integrase inhibitors (INSTIs).
What is the difference between Haart and art?
While the terms are essentially interchangeable, HAART was largely considered inadequate in describing the empirical effectiveness of combination therapy. Subsequently, ART was considered more appropriate given the likelihood that combination therapy will change in the coming years.