Over the last several decades, the AIDS disease has become a worldwide problem. No longer is AIDS considered a rare disease that no one talks about. So many people have been diagnosed with it, that research and funding has been ramped up in order to create effective AIDS drugs.
While there is medication that is prescribed to patients suffering with the affliction, there is currently no known cure. However, new medicines have found ways to allow those diagnosed to suffer less and in many cases, live longer lives. The most common form of AIDS drugs is known as HAART, which stands for Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy. Usually this form of AIDS drugs is prescribed in a cocktail of sorts, meaning several different pills are taken in combination. It is important for patients to be very precise when taking these drugs, and to pay special attention to the times they should be taken as well as the amount of times per day. If a patient skips even one dose, it can have devastating effects.
There are many wonderful foundations that have been created to assist medicine companies with developing new and improved AIDS drugs. While the current regimen most commonly used today is fairly effective, there are some serious side effects that researchers are working on avoiding in future medicines. There are literally hundreds of different HIV and AIDS drugs on the market today, so if you or someone you love is diagnosed, it’s important that your doctor determine which medicines and combinations will be best for you. Feel free to ask as many questions as possible, and do a little bit of research on your own as well. With the proper medication, AIDS victims can extend their lives, and hopefully in future years, we will have a better solution to the problem of AIDS, and perhaps someday, a cure.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.