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J HIV Ther. 2002 Aug;7(3):56-8.

Difficulties encountered with the use of antiretroviral drugs in India.

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  • 1Department of Dermatovenereology and AIDS Medicine, GT Hospital and Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India. asaple@bom3.vsnl.net.i

Abstract

The improved availability and drastically reduced cost of antiretroviral therapy, largely due to generic manufacturing, has enabled an increased number of HIV-positive Indians to undergo antiretroviral therapy. But unless these drugs are used judiciously, treatment failures will cause the emergence of drug-resistant HIV strains. This is a grave danger not only to India but to the entire world. So far, antiretrovirals have had only a limited impact in India. HIV-infected patients require multidimensional care and the success of antiretroviral therapy depends on numerous economic, social, cultural, political, technical and infrastructural factors.

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