Huber, Jeffrey T.; Gillaspy, Mary L.
October 2000
Encyclopedic Dictionary of AIDS-Related Terminology;2000, p216
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A definition of the term "treatment-naïve" is presented. It refers to patients who have no history of having been treated for a specific condition with a particular drug. HIV-positive persons who have not been subjected to monotherapy have the best chance of driving their viral load to undetectable levels with a combination therapy.


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