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HIV meds

WHAT

HIV medicines, sometimes called “HIV cocktail,” are advanced medicines made to combat HIV.

WHO

Everybody who wants to stay healthy with HIV will start taking medicines at some point when their immune system weakens and can no longer fight off infections.

HOW

HIV medicine stops the virus from reproducing and hurting your immune system. Specific combinations of medicines are proven to be the most effective.

WHEN

Talk with your doctor to figure out the best time for you to begin your personal treatment for HIV.

WHY

People diagnosed early and given the correct care can live a long life. Taking HIV medicine could be as easy as one pill a day!

MORE

Click here for more information about the types of HIV medicines and how they fight HIV.

Did you know…

You can protect your loved ones? People on effective HIV treatment reduce their chance of spreading HIV to other people by 96%! But only one in four Americans with HIV has their virus “under control.”