HIV/AIDS Glossary

NRTI-Sparing Regimen

Combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) that does not include antiretroviral (ARV) drugs from the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) drug class. NRTIs 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 NRTIs so that a person with HIV can still use these drugs in future treatment regimens.

Related Term(s): Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor

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