Starting treatment: Angelina

It is recommended that treatment with HIV medicines (called antiretroviral therapy, or ART for short) should be offered to anyone diagnosed as HIV positive. People living with HIV that take ART and become undetectable, live longer and healthier lives than those who don't. Taking ART also reduces the risk of HIV transmission.

Hear how Angelina started treatment for her HIV ‘twice’. The first time was 5 years after her diagnosis during her pregnancy, and she stopped treatment shortly after childbirth. Angelina started treatment again when she fell ill with a weakened immune system. Despite feeling like she had been diagnosed with HIV for a second time during this illness, Angelina worked with her doctor to select a treatment that was best for her.