You and Your HIV Treatment

YOU AND YOUR HIV TREATMENT

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.

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

References:

  1. Life expectancy for people with HIV. Available at: https://www.aidsmap.com/about-hiv/life-expectancy-people-living-hiv [Accessed November 2021].
  2. 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].
  3. Schaecher KL. Am J Manag Care. 2013;19:S231–S237.

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