What are the preferred regimens of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV infection?

Updated: Oct 21, 2019
  • Author: Sowmya Nanjappa, MD; Chief Editor: John Bartlett, MD  more...
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Preferred regimens have favorable tolerability and toxicity profiles, are clinically effective, and are characterized by ease of use. An antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimen generally consists of 2 NRTIs (one of which is FTC or 3TC) plus an INSTI, NNRTI, or a pharmacokinetic-enhanced PI (ie, PI administered with cobicistat or ritonavir). Note that FTC or 3TC may be used interchangeably in the regimens listed that are not fixed-dose combination products. Regimens that include abacavir are only for patients who are HLA-B*5701 negative. [2]


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