Starting HIV treatment is a lifesaving decision. Today's HIV treatment is highly effective and many find it easy to take -- but getting started can feel overwhelming. Get the information and support you need in taking your next steps towards treatment.
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The U.S. has highly respected official guidelines on when the best time is for a person to start HIV meds, as well as what to start treatment with. They currently recommend:
To learn more about each of the HIV meds that U.S. guidelines list as potential first-line drugs, browse this page:
As of 2015, all five major international HIV treatment guidelines recommend starting HIV antiretroviral therapy immediately for all individuals living with HIV, regardless of CD4 count.
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