Today's advanced HIV treatments can successfully extend a patient's life for decades. While it is not possible to completely eliminate HIV, the goal of treatment is to prevent the HIV virus from causing further damage to the body. HIV thrives by attacking the immune system, which helps protect the body from disease.
The most widely used treatment for HIV is highly active antiretroviral therapy(HAART), which utilizes a variety of HIV drugs to attack the disease at different levels of its progression. The key to treating HIV successfully is working with your healthcare with provider and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.