Combination Therapy of AIDS / Edition 1

Combination Therapy of AIDS / Edition 1

by Erik De Clercq
     
 

This volume provides an extensive assessment of combination therapy of AIDS. Main focus is put on the Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) but other therapies like salvage therapy are also discussed. The chapters cover efficacy, treatment, causes of treatment failure, clinical care, guidelines, pharmacology etc. The volume closes with an outlook on future

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This volume provides an extensive assessment of combination therapy of AIDS. Main focus is put on the Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) but other therapies like salvage therapy are also discussed. The chapters cover efficacy, treatment, causes of treatment failure, clinical care, guidelines, pharmacology etc. The volume closes with an outlook on future perspectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783764366001
Publisher:
Birkhauser Basel
Publication date:
11/27/2003
Series:
Milestones in Drug Therapy Series
Edition description:
2004
Pages:
243
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Preface
Anti-HIV agents to be used in drug combination regimens1
A perspective of the history of HAART25
The basic principles for combination therapy41
Comparison of the efficacy of HAART : single, dual or triple-class antiretroviral therapy53
Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of HAART73
Primary HIV infection : from diagnosis to treatment87
Salvage therapy99
Structured therapy interruptions (STIs) : lessons from a therapeutic strategy115
Immune reconstitution in HIV infection127
Highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) of pediatric HIV-1 infection141
Causes of HIV treatment failure159
Economic implication of HIV-I resistance testing in overall clinical care195
Guidelines for antiretroviral therapy205
Visions for the future of antiretroviral therapy225
Index239

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