Finding the right treatment for you.

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How do I get the most out of my HIV treatment?

Although there is no cure for HIV, treatment options can help people living with HIV live longer and healthier lives. In addition, some of those treatment options can even be simple enough to fit into your routine.

When you are talking to your healthcare provider, it is important to let them know your experience with your current treatment and if it is meeting your personal needs. Especially when you are re-engaging in treatment. These conversations can help you find the right treatment for you.

When do I start treatment?

You can start treatment as soon as your healthcare provider (HCP) recommends it. Some treatments can even be started the same day that you are diagnosed.

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How do I know if my treatment is the right one for me?

There are many treatment considerations that you might think about when you talk to a healthcare provider about a treatment that's right for you. These can include:

  • Dosing that is convenient and easy to follow
  • High viral suppression rates
  • A high barrier to resistance

There are a lot of treatment options out there. Make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about options that can help you meet your long-term treatment goals, which may include avoiding resistance. It's important to be your own advocate and to start these conversations with your healthcare provider about finding the right one for you and how it fits into your routine.

HIV drug resistance

HIV is a virus that can mutate or change. Some mutations that develop can lead to drug resistance. Once HIV drug resistance develops, medicines that previously controlled your HIV viral load may no longer work. This video helps explain ways that can help you avoid HIV drug resistance.

Avoiding drug resistance