Treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection continues to be a challenge. Drug regimens that include two nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors and a protease inhibitor are now the standard of care. These regimens require strict patient adherence and have numerous adverse effects at a high cost, so clinicians must continue to explore other therapeutic options. Hydroxyurea is a ribonucleotide reductase inhibitor that may have efficacy against HIV. We conducted a critical review of the literature to examine the utility of hydroxyurea-based drug combinations.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology (medical)
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)