What is HIV treatment? HIV treatment involves taking medicine that reduces the amount of HIV in your body. HIV medicine is called antiretroviral therapy (ART). There is no effective cure for HIV.
1 HIV medicine is called antiretroviral therapy (ART). 2 There is no effective cure for HIV. But with proper medical care, you can control HIV. 3 Most people can get the virus under control within six months. 4 Taking HIV medicine does not prevent transmission of other sexually transmitted diseases.
Everyone diagnosed with HIV should be started on ART, regardless of their stage of infection or complications. ART is usually a combination of three or more medications from several different drug classes. This approach has the best chance of lowering the amount of HIV in the blood.