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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
Find out what starting HIV treatment entails and the best time to do this.
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There is no risk of passing on HIV if your doctor has confirmed that you are undetectable.
Monitoring and switching treatment
Taking your treatment correctly and how your healthcare worker can help with any side effects.
HIV treatment for children
It's important to encourage a child living with HIV to take their treatment properly.

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Last updated:
09 April 2019
Next full review:
01 May 2018