Highly Active Anti-retroviral Therapy. A person living with HIV takes a combination of anti-retroviral drugs, commonly called combination therapy, to help stop the virus from reproducing within their immune system. These drugs are very expensive and can have a number of side effects. People living with HIV who choose to participate in H.A.A.R.T. must follow a strict daily schedule in order for the drugs to be effective.

In Kenya, ARV’s are given for free in all public health facilities.