– HIV is a virus spread through body fluids that the body’s immune, the CD4, often T. Over, HIV can destroy so many of these that the body can’t fight off and. This special help the immune fight off. Untreated, HIV the number of CD4 ( T ) in the. This damage to the immune it harder and harder for the to fight off and some other. Opportunistic or cancers take advantage of a very weak immune and the AIDS. Learn more about the stages of HIV and how to know whether you’re infected.


HIV is treated using a combination of to fight HIV infection. This is called antiretroviral ( ART ). ART isn’t a, but it can control the virus so that you can live a longer, healthier reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to others.
ART taking a combination of HIV ( called an HIV regimen) every day, as prescribed.

These HIV HIV from ( copies of itself ), which the amount of HIV in your body. Having less HIV in your body gives your immune a chance to recover and fight off and cancers. Even though there is still some HIV in the immune is strong enough to fight off and cancers.

By reducing the amount of HIV in your body, HIV reduces the risk of transmitting the virus to others.
ART is recommended for all with HIV, long they’ve had the virus or how healthy. If left untreated, HIV will the immune and eventually progress to AIDS.

Choosing an HIV regimen

The choice of HIV to include in an HIV regimen depends on a person’s individual. When choosing an HIV regimen, with HIV and their health care providers consider the following factors:

Possible side effects of HIV medicines

Potential interactions between HIV or between HIV and other the with HIV is taking
Results of drug-resistance testing( and other ).

Medicine-resistance testing which, if any, HIV medicines won’t be effective against a person’s HIV.

Convenience of the regimen. For, a regimen that includes two or more HIV combined in one to follow.

Any issues that can make it difficult to follow an HIV regimen, such as a busy that changes from day to day

Cost of HIV medicines

There are recommended HIV, but selecting the best regimen for depends on the factors listed above.

HIV much easier to take in recent years. Some newer 3 into only 1, once a day, with. For the great majority of, HIV medicines and effective and HIV-positive live long and healthy lives. For some people, though, the may be difficult to every day, or they cause serious side effects or don’t work well. Even when does a particular, it may become over or stop working altogether.

Once are on, they must work with their health care providers how well the and to find solutions for side effects.

The good is that there are many HIV. the for each person is usually possible- a combination that controls the virus but does not side effects.

When should HIV be started?

Evidence from shows that starting early after HIV infection( ideally when the immune is still strong) at protecting the health of people with HIV, and it helps protect from becoming infected. So, should be started after HIV is diagnosed.

Right now, for HIV infection or AIDS. So, you, you have to continue to be sure the virus doesn’t multiply out of control.



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