If a new HIV treatment seems better

Some people take the “if it ain’t broke, why fix it?” approach to their HIV treatment. Others are looking for increased convenience and a treatment that fits well with their lifestyle. So, your HIV treatment may be working perfectly and you may be experiencing no side effects but you have heard about a new treatment that sounds easier to take or better in some way than your current one.

Talk to your healthcare provider about new treatments you are hearing about and ask about new developments in treatment. Your healthcare provider can help you decide whether it makes sense for you to change medications and can tell you how to go about switching treatments to avoid developing resistance.