HIV/AIDS Glossary

Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)

Synonym(s): Combination Therapy, Combined Antiretroviral Therapy (cART), Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART)

The daily use of a combination of HIV medicines (called an HIV regimen) to treat HIV infection. A person's initial HIV regimen generally includes three antiretroviral (ARV) drugs from at least two different HIV drug classes.

Related Term(s): Antiretroviral, Drug Class, Treatment Regimen

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