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Understanding HIV treatments and interactions

Understanding HIV treatments and interactions

From this pharmacy CPD module on HIV treatments you will learn:

  • The range of treatment strategies and classes of antiretroviral therapy available
  • The aims of these treatments
  • Side effects associated with the medicines used to treat HIV
  • Drug interactions that occur with antiretroviral therapies

Download this module - this includes the 5 minute test - here.

Over 20 years have passed since life-saving, free and effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) became available within the UK. Due to this availability, HIV prognosis has changed from a death sentence to a treatable chronic disease and – if medications are taken correctly – it is a manageable long-term condition.

With treatment, people living with HIV can expect a similar life expectancy to non-infected individuals if diagnosed promptly. However, there is currently no cure for

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