While there remains no cure for HIV or AIDS, remarkable advancements in treatments and clinical understanding of how the disease progresses are allowing doctors to help their patients live longer, fuller lives.
Today’s advanced antiretroviral drugs are able to suppress the virus and slow its progression in the body, often suppressing the HIV virus to nearly undetectable levels. If antiretroviral medication is successful, a person may be able to add many healthy, productive years to his or her life.
The notion of taking a planned break from your HIV treatment is a controversial topic. Learn the risks and benefits of STIs and why you should always consult with your doctor before making any change to your HIV treatment.