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Title: Quality of life of people living with HIV and AIDS and antiretroviral therapy
Authors: Oguntibeju, OO 
Keywords: Benefits;Negative effects;Oxidative stress;Treatment;Modifications of desires
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Dovepress
Journal: HIV/AIDS - Research and Palliative Care 
Abstract: The development of antiretroviral drugs has significantly changed the perception of HIV/AIDS from a very fatal to a chronic and potentially manageable disease, and the availability and administration of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has significantly reduced mortality and morbidity associated with HIV and AIDS. There is a relationship between ART and quality of life of people living with HIV and AIDS, and several studies have reported a strong positive association between ART and improved quality of life in different domains among people living with HIV and AIDS in both developed and developing countries. However, a few studies have reported on the negative effects of ART, which directly or indirectly relate to the quality of life and longevity of HIV-infected persons. In this review, the effects and benefits of ART on people living with HIV and AIDS based on studies done in developed and developing countries is examined.
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