Psychological impact of structured treatment interruptions in patients with prolonged undetectable HIV-1 viral loads

Albert Tuldrà, Carmina R. Fumaz, Ma José Ferrer, Roger Paredes, Joan Romeu, Lidia Ruiz, Ramon Bayés, Bonaventura Clotet

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Abstract

Structured treatment interruption strategies may help overcome problems of highly active antiretroviral therapy, but might also represent a cause of stress. We present data that indicate a psychological benefit from structured treatment interruption. Although some disturbances appear at the resumption of therapy, no definitive problems are found that preclude such therapeutic approaches from a psychological perspective. However, a close follow-up of patients during interruption periods is advisable to avoid difficulties reported at treatment resumption presenting a risk to patients' health.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1904-1906
JournalAIDS
Volume15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2001

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