There is basically no known cure for aids and hence the Treatment of AIDS is only intended to prolong the life of those infected with the disease. While no medical treatment cures AIDS, in the relatively short time since the disease was first recognized, new methods to treat the disease have developed rapidly. Health-care professionals focus on three areas of therapy for people living with HIV infection or AIDS: antiretroviral therapy using drugs that suppress HIV replication; medications and other treatments that fight the opportunistic infections and cancers that commonly accompany HIV infection; and support mechanisms that help people deal with the emotional repercussions as well as the practical considerations of living with a disabling, potentially fatal disease. While research for a complete Treatment of AIDS is ongoing, it is however difficult to say when it would happen.
- Symptoms of AIDS: Opportunistic Infections (egrejeen.wordpress.com)