Today's HIV Treatments.

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How have HIV treatments changed over the years?

When compared to those first used to treat HIV, today’s treatments have come a long way. There are a lot of treatment options out there, and some can be as simple as a daily pill, which can help get and keep your viral load undetectable. Undetectable means that there is so little virus in the blood that a lab test can't measure it. Some can even be started right away, including right after diagnosis.

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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What are some things to ask when selecting from today's treatments?

When you talk with your healthcare provider about what treatments might be best for you, here are some questions you might want to ask:

  • What treatment options are effective and help lower viral load?
  • Are the HIV medicines available easy to take?
  • Can the HIV treatment you are considering for me be started right away?
  • Are the HIV medicines available easy to incorporate into my routine?
  • Can this treatment be taken along with other medicines I might already be taking?
  • What side effects may occur with these treatment options?
  • Can this HIV treatment help keep my viral load undetectable?
  • What barrier to resistance does this HIV treatment have?

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Talk to your healthcare provider

It's important to be open and honest with your healthcare provider about all the things you look for in a treatment to help find the right one for you. They only have your best interests in mind and are looking to help support you along the way.

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