June 16th, 2011
Current antiretroviral therapies cannot cure HIV infection.
Triple therapy, consisting of three medications that attack HIV in at least two different ways, aims to:
. eliminate the plasma viral load, or in other words, reduce the amount of virus in the blood until it cannot be detected with current tests;
. keep the viral load undetectable as long as possible;
. rebuild the immune system to reduce the risk of infections;
. prolong life;
. improve quality of life;
. prevent HIV transmission.
Source: L’essentiel du VIH/sida, Portail VIH/sida du Québec, 2011, Benoît Lemire