At the moment there is no known cure for AIDS. But there are medicines that can help people living with HIV to fight the opportunistic infections that come with HIV. Antibiotics and other medicines can help people living with AIDS to feel much better and to live longer.
The antiretroviral agents combat at different levels and retard the growth of the virus to some extent. Many antiretroviral agents are available in different parts of the world. Antiretrovirals (ARVs) have also been used for post-exposure prophylaxix (preventive medication). A combination of ARVs is effective in suppressing the replication of HIV. This is reflected clinically in decreased incidence of OIs (opportunistic infections).