managing HIV disease 

Starting Therapy and Medications for HIV

When to Start HIV Therapy?

Deciding when to start a therapeutic regimen is an important decision, and there are no "right" answers, only answers that are right for you.

HIV Therapies what does the research show on when to start

What Does The Research Show?

There are many ways to get your hands on the freshest, most up-to-date information about HIV and your treatment options. Have a look at a few of them.

The Basics on Making Decisions About Therapies

Need some help deciding what therapy might be best for you? Here are some things to think about as you make up your mind.

Get Informed About Treatment

One of the most important things you can do to live healthy with HIV is to get informed about HIV disease, treatment options, and strategies. 

Explore Your Beliefs About Therapy

Use your beliefs and fears about therapy as a prompt to help you get a solid grip on the facts around your therapeutic options. Challenge your beliefs and reconcile them with the facts as you make your decision.

Ask About the Experience of Friends and People You Trust

One of your greatest resources for information about living well with HIV is other people who are doing exactly that.  Don't hesitate to ask your friends questions about their treatment decisions and how they worked out for them.

What Is Your Healthcare Provider's Opinion?

Use your healthcare provider as a resource for information that will help you make an informed decision. Ask questions, and lots of them.

Switching or Stopping Medications

There are many things to consider before switching or stopping a therapy. Of course, your healthcare provider will be a great resource to tap, but there are others as well.

STOP AIDS Project: What is the link between HIV & STDs?

How can STDs increase the Risk of HIV Transmission?

Whether you're positive or negative, having an STD can increase the chances of HIV transmission.