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About HIV

HIV Treatment

  • At this time, there is no cure for HIV but there is treatment.

  • HIV drugs called anti-retrovirals can be used to keep HIV under control. With HIV treatment most people can avoid getting AIDS and stay healthy living with HIV.

  • The decision to take HIV medications is an important one and is made with your healthcare providers. 

  • Not everyone living with HIV has to go on HIV medications.  But eventually, most people living with HIV will need to start treatment. 

  • There are lots of resources available to help you understand all the things you will need/want to know before starting HIV treatment.  Talk to your doctor, they are the best resource.

Medication Fact Sheets
A Practical Guide to HIV Drug Side Effects
A Practical Guide to HIV Drug Treatment for People Living with HIV

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