What is ART?

ART stands for antiretroviral treatment. It is also called combination therapy or HIV treatment.

What are ARVs?

HIV drugs are called antiretrovirals (ARVs) because HIV is a type of virus called a retrovirus.

ART nearly always includes at least three active drugs.

Some pills contain more than one drug and some single pills contain a complete combination.

Seeing people get better on combination therapy is without a doubt the most extraordinary thing I have ever seen. It made me become an activist.

— Polly, London.

1 September 2016