antiretroviral therapy

Treatment with drugs that inhibit the ability of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or other types of retroviruses to multiply in the body.

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  • Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy — Der Begriff Hochaktive antiretrovirale Therapie, abgekürzt HAART, englisch Highly Active Anti Retroviral Therapy, bezeichnet eine 1996 eingeführte Kombinationstherapie aus mindestens drei verschiedenen antiretroviralen Medikamenten (ARV) zur… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • highly active antiretroviral therapy — (HAART) the aggressive use of extremely potent antiretroviral agents in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus infection; it generally includes three such agents, two of which are nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors and the other… …   Medical dictionary

  • highly active antiretroviral therapy — HAART. Treatment for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection that uses a combination of several antiretroviral drugs. The drugs inhibit the ability of the virus to multiply in the body, and they slow down the development of AIDS. Also called …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • ART (antiretroviral therapy) — Treatment that suppresses or stops a retrovirus. One of the retrovirus is the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS. Retroviruses are so named because they carry their genetic information in the form of RNA rather than DNA so that… …   Medical dictionary

  • highly active antiretroviral therapy — noun a combination of protease inhibitors taken with reverse transcriptase inhibitors; used in treating AIDS and HIV • Syn: ↑drug cocktail, ↑HAART • Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑medication, ↑medicament, ↑medicinal drug …   Useful english dictionary

  • Antiretroviral drug — HAART redirects here. For UK estate agency Haart, see Spicerhaart. Antiretroviral drugs are medications for the treatment of infection by retroviruses, primarily HIV. When several such drugs, typically three or four, are taken in combination, the …   Wikipedia

  • antiretroviral — an·ti·ret·ro·vi·ral re trō .vī rəl adj acting, used, or effective against retroviruses <antiretroviral drugs> <antiretroviral therapy> antiretroviral n an antiretroviral drug * * * an·ti·ret·ro·vi·ral (an″te ) (an″ti… …   Medical dictionary

  • antiretroviral — adjective Date: 1987 acting, used, or effective against retroviruses < antiretroviral drugs > < antiretroviral therapy > • antiretroviral noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Antiretroviral — Antirétroviral Pour les articles homonymes, voir ARV. Un antirétroviral (ARV) est une classe de médicaments utilisés pour le traitement des infections liées aux rétrovirus. La difficulté rencontrée dans l élaboration de ces composés est du même… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Antiretroviral — Drogas antiretrovirales son fármacos para el tratamiento de la infección causada por el retrovirus VIH. Diferentes fármacos antiretrovirales actúan en distintas fases del ciclo de vida del VIH. Varias combinaciones de tres o más fármacos son… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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