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.

Was this helpful? (37)

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

© 2018 Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the Healthgrades User Agreement.

View Sources

Medical References

  1. Treatment Decisions for HIV. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. http://www.hiv.va.gov/patient/treat/decisions-single-page.asp
  2. Changing an HIV Treatment Regimen. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/contentfiles/changingmyhivtreatmentregimen_fs_en.pdf
  3. HIV Treatment Failure. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/contentfiles/hivtreatmentregimenfailure_fs_en.pdf
  4. HIV and Women: The Use of HIV Medicines During Pregnancy. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/education-materials/fact-sheets/24/72/the-use-of-hiv-medicines-during-pregn...
  5. HIV Treatment: HIV Medication Adherence. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/education-materials/fact-sheets/print/21/54/0/0
  6. Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents: Management of the Treatment-Experienced Patient. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/guidelines/html/1/adult-and-adolescent-arv-guidelines/15/virologic-failure-...
  7. Changing/Stopping Treatment. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/just-diagnosed-with-hiv-aids/treatment-options/changing-stoppin...

You Might Also Like