AS WE PROGRESS TOWARDS FINDING A CURE, INCREDIBLE ADVANCES ARE BEING MADE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF HIV TREATMENTS.
Today’s HIV medication options are more effective, easier to take and have fewer side effects compared with the treatments of the past.1
Your HIV treatment is fundamental to a long and healthy life. There is a wide range of effective HIV medicines that will keep your condition in check throughout your lifetime.
Alongside your doctor, you also have part to play in ensuring you’re on the best HIV treatment for you. Taking your HIV medications as prescribed, raising any issues and regularly reviewing your options with your healthcare team are important factors in looking after your long-term health and wellbeing.
Jose's journey with HIV
Jose's been living with HIV since 1991. He uses his experience to educate others about the importance of understanding treatment, adherence and having a good communication with his healthcare team. He also shares his journey of going from uncertainty to being on a treatment regimen that suits him.
Understanding the different types of HIV medications available to you can make it easier to talk to your doctor about your treatment options.
Different medicines can cause different side effects: short-term, longer term, drug-to-drug interactions. These may be the result of the drugs being used to treat HIV – not because you’re doing anything wrong.
Taking your medicine as prescribed is the best way to keep on track. Good adherence helps you stay undetectable and maintain your general health.2,3
- Life expectancy for people with HIV. Available at: https://www.aidsmap.com/about-hiv/life-expectancy-people-living-hiv [Accessed November 2021].
- Avert. What is an undetectable viral load? Available at: https://www.avert.org/living-with-hiv/antiretroviral-treatment/what-does-undetectable-mean. [Accessed September 2021].
- Schaecher KL. Am J Manag Care. 2013;19:S231–S237.
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If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellowcard in the Google Play or Apple App store. By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
If you are from outside the UK, you can report adverse events to GSK/ViiV by selecting your region and market, here.