Definitions for "Highly active antiretroviral therapy"
Treatment consisting of a combination of several antiretroviral drugs. They are so effective that it is often impossible to detect the virus in the patient's blood. If the patient stops taking them, the virus can multiply again. Also called “cocktails.
(HIE-lee ACK-tiv an-tie-reh-tro-VIE-rul THER-ah-pee) Concurrent (as opposed to sequential) administration of two nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (e.g., AZT and 3TC) and a highly active protease inhibitor (e.g., Indinavir) in the treatment of newly diagnosed HIV patients. This triple-therapy protocol is becoming the first-line defense against HIV and related opportunistic infections.
a combination of protease inhibitors taken with reverse transcriptase inhibitors; used in treating AIDS and HIV