Is there medicine to treat HIV?

Antiretroviral treatment is widely available and effective in preventing AIDS and HIV-transmission in individuals living with HIV. Currently, standard care for HIV is to take a daily antiretroviral medication to suppress the virus, prevent AIDS, and prevent transmission. American Gene Technologies® is working on a gene therapy intended to be a functional cure that would only need to be taken once instead of requiring lifelong antiretroviral therapy. Until a new treatment is approved by the FDA, however, antiretroviral therapy is the only broadly accepted treatment for HIV.