7 Considerations When Starting HIV Medications

7 Considerations When Starting HIV Medications

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Starting HIV Treatment

To keep the immune system as robust as possible, it is now recommended that HIV medication be initiated immediately after testing positive. Many of my clients, adjusting to the shock of being HIV positive, find the rush to medicate daunting. While HIV meds are easier to take than ever before (most newly diagnosed people take just one pill a day), starting treatment is a major and, for some, difficult step.

To keep the immune system as robust as possible, it is now recommended that HIV medication be initiated immediately after testing positive. Many of my clients, adjusting to the shock of being HIV positive, find the rush to medicate daunting. While HIV meds are easier to take than ever before (most newly diagnosed people take just one pill a day), starting treatment is a major and, for some, difficult step.

Starting HIV medications is both a big step and a lifelong commitment. Here are seven things to consider as you begin your journey toward a healthy life with HIV.