Advances in HIV Treatment


Sarah Lewis, PharmD

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Thirty years ago, getting a diagnosis of HIV was like receiving a death sentence. But medical research has come a long way in the development of effective anti-HIV therapies. The availability of effective combination antiretroviral therapy (ART), the standard treatment strategy for HIV, has changed the game. Although some people still die from the long-term consequences of infection, today it’s more like living with a chronic disease. In fact, there are currently more than 1 million HIV-positive Americans living active, healthy lives. While it can still be a challenge, advances in HIV treatment continue to find new drugs and new ways to approach therapy.

Thanks to years of research and discoveries, we know a lot more about HIV than we did decades ago. Keep yourself safe and healthy by knowing the facts about HIV.

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Oct 23, 2015