HIV/AIDS Glossary

NNRTI-Sparing Regimen

Combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) that does not include antiretroviral (ARV) drugs from the non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) drug class. NNRTIs may be excluded from an HIV treatment regimen to avoid certain side effects associated with this drug class, or to prevent the development of drug resistance to NNRTIs so that a person with HIV can still use these drugs in future treatment regimens.

Related Term(s): Non-Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor

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