Decreasing incidence of herpes zoster in the highly active antiretroviral therapy era.

We evaluated the effect of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) on the incidence of herpes zoster (HZ) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected subjects. The annual incidence of HZ per 100 person-years decreased significantly from 6.3 episodes in 1987 to 1.0 episode in 2011, probably reflecting improved immune function.
AuthorsAbeer Moanna, David Rimland
JournalClinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (Clin Infect Dis) Vol. 57 Issue 1 Pg. 122-5 (Jul 2013) ISSN: 1537-6591 [Electronic] United States
PMID23487391 (Publication Type: Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Anti-Retroviral Agents
  • Adult
  • Anti-Retroviral Agents (therapeutic use)
  • Antiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active (methods)
  • Cohort Studies
  • Female
  • HIV
  • HIV Infections (complications, drug therapy)
  • Herpes Zoster (epidemiology)
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Middle Aged

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