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Antiretroviral therapy: new solutions bring new problems

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 08 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:337
  1. Joanne L Atkins (, registrar plastic surgery,
  2. Simon Eccles, clinical fellow cranial facial surgery,
  3. Peter E M Butler, consultant plastic surgeon
  1. Royal Free Hospital, London NW3 2QG
  2. Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London SW10 9NH
  3. Royal Free Hospital

    EDITOR—Jordan et al's meta-analysis of antiretroviral drug regimens supports the continued use of triple therapy for established HIV infections in adolescent and adult patients.1 While any advance in combating the progression of HIV is clearly welcome, the potential side effects of treatment need to be known.

    Antiretroviral inhibitor use is associated with a range of morphological and metabolic alterations. Altered glucose homeostasis may result …

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