What is antiretroviral therapy (ART)?

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is the name of the drug taken by a seropositive person. ART is usually a combination of at least three antiretroviral drugs that are now taken in a single pill and inhibit the growth of the virus by preventing it from multiplying in the body (multiple copies of itself). The combination of medication is better at treating HIV than with just one drug alone. An HIV-infected person can lead a long, happy and satisfying life. With proper treatment and support it is possible to live as long as the average person.

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