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View in Spanish: Tratamiento antirretrovírico de gran actividad

Highly active antiretroviral therapy (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: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.