What are antiretroviral drugs?
Antiretroviral drugs are used in the treatment and prevention of HIV infection. They fight HIV by stopping or interfering with the reproduction of the virus in the body.
Many of the children living at Akaloosa Village have been able to commence treatment and have recovered from TB, chest infections and severe malnutrition as a result of the antiretroviral therapy and the attentive care given to identification and timely treatment of opportunistic infections.
Many people ask how long children with HIV can live when on treatment. The answers are hopeful and yet independently varied depending on the child, their experience on the treatment and their adherence to the drugs.
We are hopeful for a cure and we are hopeful for an HIV free generation that our children will live to be a part of one day.