Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAAT)

HAART a term used in the late 1990s where combination drug therapies used for treatment of HIV. Prior to HAART, the use of one or two antiretroviral drugs was unable to deliver success for treatment of HIV infected patient. Due to introduction of protease inhibitors in 1996 doctors were able to combine three or more drug agents in a way which effectively stopped HIV from replicating at different points in its life cycle. With the help of HAART doctors and scientists were able to control 50% death case related to AIDS in US and Europe region in the span of three short years (1995-1999). HAART is also popularly known as a “triple drug cocktail” or “triple therapy”.