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Unformatted text preview: Immunofluorescence assay A diagnosis of AIDS is made if a patient suffering from specific clinical conditions related to immune deficiency has a CD4 count below 200 per ml Treatment CD4 count and prevent the progression to AIDS. Treatment for HIV can be broadly broken down into Anti-retroviral drugs and Post-exposure Prophylaxis. Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy (HAART) 2 x Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors + 1 Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor or a Protease Inhibitor Examples of NRTIs include Emtricitabine & Tenofovir Examples of NNRTIs include Efavirenz & Nevirapine Examples of PI include - Ritonavir & Darunavir Post-exposure Prophylaxis uses the same drugs used in HAART but must be used within 72 hrs of exposure, optimally within 1 hour...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10