Finding a treatment that’s right for you

The ideal treatment combo is one that:

  • effectively suppresses the virus—that is, reduces your viral load to an undetectable level and keeps it there
  • restores your CD4 counts
  • causes minimal side effects
  • is easy to take (few pills and an easy schedule)

Depending on your health conditions and life situation, some drugs may be more suitable than others. In Starting treatment, we take a look at the factors that will help you pick a combination that’s right for you.