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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.

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.

STOP AIDS Project: Can You Tell if Someone is HIV Positive?

Can You Tell if Someone is HIV Positive?

There's not a simple answer to this question.  It's both 'yes and no.'

Your Emotional Health

Allow yourself permission to experience all of your own emotions associated with testing positive. Anger, fear, grief, and depression are normal. And they will pass.

Starting Over

An HIV positive diagnosis may give you an opportunity to evaluate your priorities and think about the ways you may want your life to change for the better.

Fear of Sickness and Death

An HIV positive diagnosis may trigger thoughts of your own mortality. Here are some things to think about if this happens to you. 

Signs of a Recent HIV Infection

These are the common signs of a new HIV infection. Remember, it could be something else. The only way to know for sure is to get tested.