Johns Hopkins HIV GuideManagementAntiretroviral Therapy

Toxicity & side effects: switching therapy

Lisa A. Spacek, M.D., Ph.D.
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DEFINITION

  • Modification of ART regimen in virologically suppressed patients [1]
    • To reduce or prevent toxicity [5]
    • To improve long-term adherence, reduce pill burden and dosing frequency, decrease dietary requirements
    • To avoid drug interactions

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Last updated: October 3, 2015