Getting Healthy and Staying Healthy
You can be healthy – you just have to maintain your medication. HIV treatment involves taking medication that reduces the amount of HIV in your body. HIV medication is called antiretroviral therapy (ART). There is no effective cure for HIV. But with proper medical care, you can control HIV.
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Undetectable = Untransmittable
With the help of successful antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimen, people with HIV who are undetectable cannot transmit HIV to their partners. People cannot pass HIV through sex when they have undetectable levels of HIV.
Get back into treatment
If you’ve stopped seeing your health care provider regularly for HIV care or have stopped taking your medication, it’s important to return to care, even if you have to start seeing a new provider. Being in care and taking your HIV medication is the key to staying healthy. You can manage your HIV and live a long, healthy life with regular medical care and HIV treatment.
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Before your first appointment
Our helpful guide outlines the steps to get you started.
Make sure to gather any information requested by your care team and complete any requirements they gave you.
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The HIV.gov website offers many educational resources for a range of topics, including:
Additionally, the website contains information about testing locations, federal resources, national strategies and more. Follow this link to visit HIV.gov.