Starting treatment

What to know about starting HIV treatment

Finding out that you need to start taking medicine is one thing, actually starting HIV treatment is another. Understanding the different types of HIV medication and staying up to date with the latest advances in HIV care can make it easier to talk about your treatment options. The Positive Perspectives Study found that speaking openly with your healthcare team about your treatment and topics such as Undetectable=Untransmittable (U=U) can significantly improve health outcomes. To help you get started and remain on your own regimen, hear how other people have begun their HIV treatment journey.