- Highly active antiretroviral therapy. Treatment for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection that uses a combination of several antiretroviral drugs. The drugs inhibit the ability of the virus to multiply in the body, and they slow down the development of AIDS. Via www.stjude.org/glossary.
- Combination therapy against HIV, which typically includes three drugs from at least two different classes. Via www.amfar.org/cgi-bin/iowa/bridge.html.
- Combination anti-HIV therapy, usually involving a protease inhibitor. Combinations of drugs have been found to be highly suppressive of HIV, and this strategy helps delay or avoid the development of treatment-resistant viral mutants. Via www.thebody.com/hivnews/aidscare/dec97/pullout.html.
- stands for highly active antiretroviral therapy. HAART refers to the combination of HIV medications currently used to treat HIV. HAART does not cure HIV but can reduce the level of HIV in the body to very low levels and prevent destruction of the immune system. In order for the medications to remain effective, medications need to be taken as directed by your doctor. (See "resistance") Via depts.washington.edu/madclin/patients/glossary.html.
- highly active antiretroviral therapy, a term for aggressive anti-HIV treatment. Also known as ART, ARV and HART. Via cas.umkc.edu/psyc/motiv8/glossary.htm.
- drug cocktail: a combination of protease inhibitors taken with reverse transcriptase inhibitors; used in treating AIDS and HIV. Via wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn.
- Antiretroviral drugs are medications for the treatment of infection by the retrovirus HIV. Different antiretroviral drugs act at various stages of the HIV life cycle. Various combinations of three or four drugs are known as HAART or Highly Active Anti Retroviral Therapy. Via en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAART.
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