Antiretroviral Medications Used to Treat HIV-Infected Patients

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Objectives. Briefly overview the epidemiology and diagnosis of HIVDescribe the HIV life cycle and current antiretroviral medicationsDescribe how to identify and prevent drug interactions in HIV patientsIdentify common toxicities associated with antiretroviral medications. Biggest Pharmacy Issues

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1. Antiretroviral Medications Used to Treat HIV-Infected Patients Amanda H. Corbett, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVE Triangle college of clinical pharmacy North Carolina AIDS Education and Training Center and May 13, 2010

2. Objectives Briefly overview the epidemiology and diagnosis of HIV Describe the HIV life cycle and current antiretroviral medications Describe how to identify and prevent drug interactions in HIV patients Identify common toxicities associated with antiretroviral medications

3. Biggest Pharmacy Issues with Antiretroviral Therapy Combination Therapy ALWAYS use ALL drugs together Adherence 100% Adherence is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY Drug Interactions VERY, VERY common; Also Watch Herbals Payment for Therapies Critical to establish prior to starting therapy with no interruptions Adverse Effect Management Interdisciplinary Care An experienced HIV team is ideal for patient care

4. Global summary of AIDS

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