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HIV Treatment

For someone living with HIV, the medications used to manage their infection are called anti-retrovirals. Working with a medical provider, a combination of anti-retrovirals will be chosen to ideally, lead to viral suppression. When someone is virally suppressed, this means that the virus is at a very low level in someone’s system. The virus can actually be at such a low level that it can’t be detected by a HIV test (undetectable). We are very confident that when someone is undetectable, they cannot transmit HIV to anyone else (Undetectable = Untransmittabe or U=U). A person living with HIV and are engaged in their healthcare can expect to live a long and healthy life.

How can I access HIV care?

HIV is a manageable condition, with single-tablet medications available that cause very few side effects, if any, and are extremely well tolerated. But it is essential that people with HIV receive consistent, expert care and stay engaged in their treatment. Living with HIV presents certain unique challenges, especially in the…

What Are the Benefits of Detecting HIV Early?

The main advantage of early detection of HIV is stopping the progression of the disease. If you find out you have HIV, you can start on anti-retroviral therapy (ART) right away and with early treatment, you can stay healthy and live a long and quality life. While ART is not…

What Is the Treatment for HIV?

The treatment for HIV involves taking medications that provide antiretroviral therapy, thus slowing down the progression of the virus. No matter how long a person has been living with HIV, the proper treatment can reduce the amount of virus found in the body, called the viral load, and reduce the…

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