What are the classes of antiretroviral agents used in the treatment of pediatric HIV infection?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Delia M Rivera, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Appropriate ART and therapy for specific infections and malignancies are critical in treating patients who are HIV positive. Classes of antiretroviral agents include the following:

  • Nucleoside or nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs)

  • Protease inhibitors (PIs)

  • Nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs)

  • Fusion inhibitors

  • CCR5 coreceptor antagonists (entry inhibitors)

  • HIV integrase strand transfer inhibitors


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