When Should You Start HIV Treatment?


Joel Gallant, MD, MPH

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You should start HIV treatment (antiretroviral therapy or “ART”) as soon as you know you have HIV infection…as long as you’re ready to make the commitment. That’s what all current guidelines recommend, including guidelines used in the United States and throughout the world.

Changing Recommendations

Managing HIV goes beyond just taking your medications—you’ve also got to live a healthy life. These patients and physicians share how you can give your body what it needs to thrive with HIV.

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