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NURS 6521N-30:Advanced PharmacologyWEEK 8 INITIAL POSTDrug Treatments for HIV/AIDSAbout 36.7 million people are living with HIV around the world, and as of June 2016, 17million people living with HIV were receiving medicines to treat HIV, called antiretroviraltherapy (ART). (Center for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2016).With the continuousadvancements in healthcare there have been tremendous improvements in HIV/AIDS treatmentswhich have helped patients live longer with fewer side effects.As of 2014, the global number ofpeople living with HIV is 36.9 million, compared to 29.8 million in 2001 (World HealthOrganization [WHO], 2017, para. 1).The following discussion willComplacency Related to Drug Advancements