Talking to my doctor

Education on HIV medications and treatments

Taking HIV treatment as prescribed is important for reaching and maintaining an undetectable viral load. This means that HIV cannot be transmitted to your sexual partners.

However, over time you may find it gets trickier to manage your HIV medication, whether because of changes to your routine, other medications you might take or perhaps side effects. The Positive Perspectives Study found that people who are involved in decisions about their care were more likely to be “undetectable” and, more importantly, have a better quality of life.

Getting the best HIV treatment and care for you starts with building a solid and honest relationship with your healthcare team.