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, whether this was sexually, through injecting drug use, at birth, or by blood or blood products.

Taking drugs exactly as prescribed reduces the virus in your body to tiny amounts.

Even though you will still be HIV positive, ART reduces the chance that you can transmit HIV.

Some cells in your body will always contain HIV. But research to find a cure might even overcome this in the future.

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