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 the section “Starting treatment”, we take a look at the factors that will help you pick a combination that’s right for you.