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.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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