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Antiretroviral Therapy in the Treatment of HIV and AIDS

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The most effective treatment for HIV/AIDS is antiretroviral therapy (ART), which involves taking a combination of antiretroviral medicines to slow down the rate of HIV multiplication. The aim of antiretroviral therapy is to stop HIV from progressing to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

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The most effective treatment for HIV/AIDS is antiretroviral therapy (ART), which involves taking a combination of antiretroviral medicines to slow down the rate of HIV multiplication. The aim of antiretroviral therapy is to stop HIV from progressing to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) by stopping the HIV life cycle in its tracks and preventing the virus from multiplying. Antiretroviral therapy cannot cure HIV, but provides the immune system with an opportunity to recover. It also aims to reduce the viral load in the body to an undetectable level, reducing the risk of transmission to others.

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Joanne Spensley
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Maria Villar
01 May 2021
HIV patients have low immune systems that can easily infected the virus or infections. It needs our support to look after them and maintaining their area to keep it clean always. Proper hygiene at all time to prevent of spreading the infections towards the patients with HIV.
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Raisa Zapanta
23 Apr 2021
Good article. Concise and updated studies regarding hiv and ART are included.
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