what are the treatments against aids?explain in 250 words.

Asked by  | 28th Oct, 2012, 03:59: PM

Expert Answer:

There is no cure for AIDS at this time. However, a variety of treatments are available that can help keep symptoms at bay and improve the quality and length of life for those who have already developed symptoms.

Antiretroviral therapy suppresses the replication of the HIV virus in the body. A combination of several antiretroviral drugs, called highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), has been very effective in reducing the number of HIV particles in the bloodstream. Preventing the virus from replicating can improve T-cell counts and help the immune system recover from the HIV infection. HAART is not a cure for HIV, but it has been very effective for the past 12 years. Other antiviral medications are being investigated. Medications are also used to prevent opportunistic infections.

Answered by  | 30th Oct, 2012, 08:42: AM

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