What about side effects?

ART now has a very low risk of serious side effects.  Mild side effects are more common when you first start. These are usually easy to manage and improve within the first few weeks. If side effects are difficult or…

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Does everyone need ART?

Mostly, yes. This is a big change in 2015. We now know that HIV can cause serious problems even with a strong immune system. Treatment is very effective and easy to take. It often involves only one or two pills…

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Does ART really work?

ART has reduced HIV-related deaths and illnesses in every country. More than 15 million people are now on treatment worldwide. ART works for adults and children, for women, men and transgender people. It works no matter how you were infected,…

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What is ART and what are ARVs?

ART stands for antiretroviral treatment. It is also called therapy or combination therapy or HIV treatment. HIV drugs are called antiretrovirals (ARVs) because HIV is a type of virus called a retrovirus. ART nearly always includes at least three active…

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