Learning Outcomes for Study Session 22

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

22.1  Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQs 22.1 and 22.2)

22.2  Explain what antiretroviral therapy (ART) is, and its goals and benefits. (SAQs 22.1, 22.2 and 22.4)

22.3  Explain why three antiretroviral (ARV) drugs are needed for effective ART and how they can be combined. (SAQ 22.3)

22.4  State the four first-line ARV regimens, their common side-effects, and describe what you should do if these side-effects occur. (SAQs 22.3 22.5)

Study Session 22  Introduction to Antiretroviral Therapy

22.1  The difference between treatment and cure in HIV/AIDS