Adverse Effects of Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy (HAART)
- *Corresponding Author:
- Hima Bindu A
P.G Department of Biotechnology
Andhra Vidyalaya P.G College
Affiliated to Osmania University
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: August 20, 2011; Accepted Date: October 08, 2011; Published Date: October 10, 2011
Citation: Hima Bindu A, Naga Anusha P (2011) Adverse Effects of Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy (HAART). J Antivir Antiretrovir 3: 060-064. doi: 10.4172/jaa.1000037
Copyright: ©2011 Hima Bindu A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
HIV/AIDS remains the greatest public health concern in the world. Nowadays HIV-AIDS is considered as a chronic disease due to the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy. This therapy has significantly improved the status of the infected population, making HIV a manageable illness. However, recent studies suggest that exposure to antiretroviral medications may have marked adverse effects, independent of HIV status. This review article gives a note on the demerits of the therapy, major complications and metabolic abnormalities that occur as a consequence of HAART. The effect of antiretroviral (ARV) therapies on the incidence of serious non-AIDS events (SNAEs) has also been considered.