highly active antiretroviral therapy

Pronunciation: (...AN-tee-REH-troh-VY-rul THAYR-uh-pee)

Treatment for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection that uses a combination of several antiretroviral drugs. The drugs inhibit the ability of the virus to multiply in the body, and they slow down the development of AIDS. Also called HAART.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

2003-05-23 Date last modified: 2007-01-31