Tip Sheets & Guides December 5, 2018

Five Things to Know About HIV Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)

“People living with HIV who take ART as prescribed and achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load have effectively no risk of sexually transmitting the virus.” This brief covers facts about ART and strategies to promote medication adherence.

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Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is the daily use of HIV medication to achieve and maintain a suppressed viral load. When taken as prescribed, people living with HIV benefit from improved quality of life and life expectancy, as well as effectively no risk of sexually transmitting the virus to partners.

In this brief we lay out five important things to know about ART medication, treatment adherence, and raising awareness.

The full brief is available for download via the Download Resource link above.

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