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HIV medication listing

It’s now recommended that everyone diagnosed with HIV starts treatment straight away – regardless of their CD4 count.

These changes reflect the findings of the START study.

It’s also important to know that if you’re taking HIV medication and have an undetectable viral load, you cannot pass on HIV.

It can take up to six months on treatment to become undetectable.

The HIV treatment you take will usually be a combination of three drugs. Sometimes these are combined into one tablet known as a ‘fixed dose combination’. You and your doctor should work together to decide on the right combination of drugs for you.

This guide contains anti-HIV drugs available in the UK.

Some drugs are much more likely to be prescribed to someone living with HIV than others.



HIV medication listing: data and images supplied by NAM.


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This article was last reviewed on 22/5/2017 by Anna Peters

Date due for the next review: 22/5/2020

Content Author: Selina Corkery, NAM

Current Owner: Kerri Virani

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 HIV medication listing: data and images provided by NAM.