HIV or human immunodeficiency virus is a virus, which causes AIDS or acquired immune deficiency syndrome. As the HIV directly affects the immune system, it makes the affected person vulnerable to infections and disease. An STD (sexually transmitted disease) specialist treats HIV. Although there is no reliable cure for HIV or AIDS, i.e. the virus cannot be eliminated by medication or reverse the damage done to the immune system. Still the use of ART (antiretroviral therapy) treatment allows the people to live a long and healthy life. ART is not a cure but it can control the virus to a certain extent. It involves taking a combination of HIV medicines called the art regimen every day. These HIV medicines prevent the HIV from multiplying which reduces the amount of HIV in the body. This in turn supports the immune system to recover and fight infections effectively. If ART is not given to an HIV patient, then it will eventually lead to AIDS. There are people referred to as elite controllers whose body naturally suppresses the virus without medication, though this happens rarely. So HIV infected person should start ART as soon as possible. None of the doses should be missed, otherwise, the treatment would not work properly. There are more than 20 of these drugs. HIV is normally treated with the combination of three different drugs. These combinations are usually taken once or twice daily. Two main types of HIV vaccines –preventive and therapeutic are being tested. With these medications, the lives of the infected people have changed dramatically.
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