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6 Signs It's Time to Try a New HIV Treatment

Why change an HIV regimen?

Many people stay on an HIV treatment regimen for years. And research suggests people have the greatest long-term success with their first HIV regimen. So why think about changing? There are some situations when changing your treatment may be in your best interest.

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Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

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