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Wednesday, 14 July 2010 08:25
 
ARV-ANTI-RETROVIRAL  and  TREATMENT,HIGHLY REACTIVE ANTITRIVIRAL THERAPY
Why they are used:
  • To suppress viruses
  • To keep PLWHWAS health
  • To  manage socio-economy competence in the community I.e. household chores, community responsibility
Can they be used by other drugs?
Yes, but your doctor should be notified on the types of medication you are taking, wheneve an F.P (FAMLY PLANING OPTIONS)ARE INSTITUTED  caution should be put,
Types of ARVS:
  • There are many types of ARVS in deferent categories i.e.
I. First line ARVS and second line ARVS
II. Second Line ARVS
CATEGORIES OF ARVS;
1 NNRTI -(NON NUCLOSIDE REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE INHIBITORS
2. NRTI-(NUCLOSIDE REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE INHIBITORS.
3. PI-PROTEASE INHIBITORS
4. FI-FUSION INHIBITORS
5. EI-ENTRY INHIBITORSEXISTS BUT WIDELY AVAILABLE
Prophylactic medications Comonly Used
Antibiotics
  • Amoxiline
  • Cotrimaxole (CTX)
Take home massage
ARVS are only given at PLWHAS convenience, to facilitate adherence and compliance ,one should visit his/her counselor as frequent as possible .