What may improve treatment outcome in patients with HIV and advanced Hodgkin lymphoma (Hodgkin disease)?

Updated: Sep 12, 2018
  • Author: Bradley W Lash, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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In patients with advanced Hodgkin lymphoma and HIV infection, the results with standard chemotherapy can be dramatically improved by simultaneous treatment with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Such therapy generally involves three drugs: two nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) combined with a protease inhibitor, a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (non-NRTI), or a viral fusion inhibitor.


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