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The goal of antiretroviral therapy in the management of HIV infection is to improve CD4 cell counts and ↓ viral load. If accomplished, this generally results in slowed progression of the disease, improved quality of life, and ↓ opportunistic infections. Perinatal use of agents also prevents transmission of the virus to the fetus. Post-exposure and pre-exposure prophylaxis with certain antiretrovirals is also recommended.
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Quiring, Courtney, et al. "Antiretrovirals." Davis's Drug Guide, 16th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2019. Washington Manual, www.unboundmedicine.com/washingtonmanual/view/Davis-Drug-Guide/50927/all/antiretrovirals.
Quiring C, Sanoski CA, Vallerand AH. Antiretrovirals. Davis's Drug Guide. 16th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2019. https://www.unboundmedicine.com/washingtonmanual/view/Davis-Drug-Guide/50927/all/antiretrovirals. Accessed October 19, 2019.
Quiring, C., Sanoski, C. A., & Vallerand, A. H. (2019). Antiretrovirals. In Davis's Drug Guide. Available from https://www.unboundmedicine.com/washingtonmanual/view/Davis-Drug-Guide/50927/all/antiretrovirals
Quiring C, Sanoski CA, Vallerand AH. Antiretrovirals [Internet]. In: Davis's Drug Guide. F.A. Davis Company; 2019. [cited 2019 October 19]. Available from: https://www.unboundmedicine.com/washingtonmanual/view/Davis-Drug-Guide/50927/all/antiretrovirals.
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