Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 2003; 5(4):360-379
Antiretroviral drugs today are the basis of HIV therapy. The severe and progressive nature of the disease and the need for lifelong therapy make the correct choice of drugs for HIV therapy of particular importance. Alarge number of antiretroviral drugs, regular entering of the market by new compounds and quick renovation of information provide clinicians with a wide spectrum of opportunities in the choice of therapy, however, at the same time, it can make the selection of optimal antiretroviral drug regimen more difficult. This review presents the data on available antiretroviral drug classes. The descriptions of particular drugs are given. Indications, dosage, drug interactions and the most common side-effects are listed.