How Long Does HIV Treatment Last?

Do you have to take HIV medication for life?


If your viral load goes down after starting ART, then the treatment is working, and you should continue to take your medicine as prescribed.

If you keep an undetectable viral load, you can stay healthy and have effectively no risk of transmitting HIV to an HIV-negative partner through sex..

Can HIV be cured at early stage?

There is no cure for HIV, although antiretroviral treatment can control the virus, meaning that people with HIV can live long and healthy lives. Most research is looking for a functional cure where HIV is reduced to undetectable and harmless levels in the body permanently, but some residual virus may remain.

How long can you live with HIV with treatment?

The researchers calculated that a 20-year-old starting treatment today could live to 67 years. The improvement in survival for people with HIV is one of the great health success stories of recent times.

How many pills do HIV patients take a day?

Some HIV treatments have been combined into a single pill, known as a fixed dose combination, although these often cost more to prescribe. Usually, people who have just been diagnosed with HIV take between 1 and 4 pills a day.