You are here

Antiretroviral treatment for HIV

If you’re living with HIV then taking treatment is really important for your health as it reduces the amount of HIV in your body and helps boost your immune system.

To ensure that your treatment works properly you need to stay engaged with a healthcare professional so that they can monitor your progress, manage any side effects and change your treatment if necessary.

Treatment options are constantly improving. You no longer have to take lots of pills and the side effects are much easier to cope with or even non-existent.

Next full review: 
01 May 2018
Woman showing HIV tablets
Find out what starting HIV treatment entails and the best time to do this.
Two guys laughing on the street
There is no risk of passing on HIV if your doctor has confirmed that you are undetectable.
Monitoring and switching treatment
It is vital that your health is monitored to check if your treatment is working properly.
HIV treatment for children
It's important to encourage a child living with HIV to take their treatment properly.

Would you like to comment on this page?

Please let us know any comments you have about the content on this page. Please note that we are unable to respond to any questions, or offer advice or information in relation to personal matters. We will not hold your personal data or use it for any other purpose. We are not able to acknowledge receipt of emails.

Last updated:
16 February 2017
Next full review:
01 May 2018