Today, an estimated 1.1 million people are living with HIV in the United States. Thanks to better treatments, people with HIV are now living longer—and with a better quality of life—than ever before. If you are living with HIV, it’s important to make choices that keep you healthy and protect others.
TREATMENT AS PREVENTION
WHAT IS TREATMENT AS PREVENTION?
If an HIV-positive person takes anti-HIV drugs (anti-retroviral therapy) they can achieve viral suppression, which is defined as 200 copies/ml or undetectable levels.
People who achieve and maintain an undetectable viral load have effectively no risk of sexually transmitting the virus.
You should start medical care and begin HIV treatment as soon as you are diagnosed with HIV.