Research shows that starting HIV treatment as soon as possible can offer important health benefits. One of the most important benefits is getting your viral load to undetectable. Undetectable means that there is so little virus in the blood that a lab test can't measure it. Other benefits may include:
Start treatment right away to help get you to undetectable sooner than you might think.
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.
Current research shows that taking HIV treatment as prescribed and getting to an undetectable viral load and staying undetectable prevents the transmission of HIV to others through sex. And that is just one of many reasons why sticking to treatment is important.
HIV: 5 reasons to stick with treatment
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