A drug used to prevent a retrovirus, such as HIV, from replicating. The term primarily refers to antiretroviral (ARV) HIV drugs.
See Related Term(s): Drug Class, Retrovirus
Antiretroviral Pregnancy Registry (En español)
A project established to monitor prenatal exposures to antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and to detect any potential increase in the risk of related birth defects. Pregnant women exposed to ARV drugs voluntarily enroll in the Registry through their health care providers. Information provided to the Registry includes no identifying patient information.
Antiretroviral Toxic Neuropathy (En español)
Nerve damage that is due to antiretroviral (ARV) drugs.
See Related Term(s): Neuropathy
Phenotypic Antiretroviral Resistance Test (En español)
Also known as: Phenotypic Assay
A type of resistance test that measures the extent to which a person's strain of HIV will multiply in different concentrations of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs. Resistance testing is used to guide selection of an HIV regimen when initiating or changing antiretroviral therapy (ART).
See Related Term(s): Genotypic Antiretroviral Resistance Test, Resistance Testing