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HIV/AIDS Glossary

Treatment Failure

When an antiretroviral (ARV) regimen is unable to control HIV infection. Treatment failure can be clinical failure, immunologic failure, virologic failure, or any combination of the three. Factors that can contribute to treatment failure include drug resistance, drug toxicity, or poor treatment adherence.

Related Term(s): Clinical Failure, Suboptimal Immunologic Response, Virologic Failure

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