WHAT IS ART?
Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) is a treatment approach used to manage HIV infection. It involves taking a combination of antiretroviral drugs to suppress the virus, slow down disease progression, and improve overall health. ART plays a crucial role in reducing HIV-related complications and enhancing the quality of life for individuals living with HIV. By inhibiting viral replication, ART helps to maintain a controlled level of the virus in the body, allowing the immune system to function optimally.
ART TREATMENT FOR HIV
ART medication consists of a combination of different drugs classified into various classes, such as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs), protease inhibitors (PIs), integrase strand transfer inhibitors (INSTIs), and entry inhibitors. Each class of ART medicine works differently to target specific stages of the HIV lifecycle, preventing the virus from multiplying and causing damage to the immune system. The selection of ART medicines is based on factors such as the individual's viral load, drug interactions, potential side effects, and treatment history. Adhering to the prescribed ART regimen consistently is crucial for its effectiveness and to maximize the benefits of treatment.
ART SIDE EFFECTS
While ART is highly effective in managing HIV, it can also be associated with certain side effects. Common side effects of ART may include nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, headache, and rash. In most cases, these side effects are mild and temporary, and they tend to improve as the body adjusts to the medication. It is essential to communicate any concerns or persistent side effects to healthcare providers, who can offer guidance and support in managing them.
WHY CHOOSE DR. MONGA
Dr. Monga Clinic is a trusted partner in HIV care. Our experienced healthcare professionals specialize in HIV management and have extensive expertise in prescribing and monitoring ART medication. We offer comprehensive support services, including counseling, adherence guidance, and regular follow-up, to ensure optimal treatment outcomes. Dr. Monga Clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, ensuring a comfortable and supportive environment for all patients. We prioritize confidentiality and maintain strict privacy standards, respecting the sensitivity of HIV treatment and personal information.