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Treatment naive patient
Apr 10, 2006

I dont seem to understand what is meant by a treatment naive patient. Would like to know if am one of them.

Response from Dr. Sherer

"Treatment naive" means you have never been treated before with antiretroviral therapy.

Every patient with HIV infection is 'treatment naive' until they take their first ART pills, and from there after, they are no longer treatment naive, they are treatment experienced. Think of it as virginity related to taking medications.


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