– Treatment-

Today, HIV-positive people who receive good treatment and adapted medical care can have a life expectancy equal to those of HIV-negative people. Still, there is no cure. The virus, in combination with the side-effects caused by treatment medications will inevitably, eventually, have repercussions on the quality of life of people living with HIV.

Treatment is generally comprised of three medications. This is referred to as tritherapy. The objective is to:

  • Reduce the presence of the virus in the blood, to the point where it is undetectable by available tests
  • Maintain this level for as long as possible
  • Rebuild the immune system to diminish the risk of infections
  • Prolong life
  • Improve quality of life
  • Prevent the transmission of HIV
Managing treatment, by REV + in Burkina Faso
@Coalition PLUS – @Daniel Hérard

L’essentiel du VIH/sida, Portail VIH/sida du Québec, Benoît Lemire – 2011

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