Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 21, issue 1, P71-84 2007 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2007.01.002 View full text
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Roy M. Gulick

Abstract: Antiretroviral management of treatment-naive patients begins with the decision of when to start treatment. Current treatment guidelines suggest starting therapy in anyone with AIDS, HIV-related symptoms, or a CD4 cell count less than 200/mm3 regardless of symptoms. Starting treatment in asymptomatic patients with CD4 of more than 200 requires consideration of a number of pros and cons, and individualization is the key. Recommended first-line antiretroviral regimens consist of two nucleoside reverse transcripta…

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