You might look and feel fine. But it's important to know what HIV is doing inside your body. And what you can do about it right now.
HIV causes damage in your body, but you may not feel the effects right away. That's the trick HIV plays. But over time, it can lead to serious infections, cancer, or AIDS.
That's why you shouldn't wait until you feel sick to start treatment. It just gives HIV more time to harm your body.
Talk to your doctor. There is no cure for HIV, but medicines are available to help reduce the harm HIV causes. Need a little help? Here are some questions to ask.
According to the medical guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, it’s better for your health to start HIV treatment right away.
The START Study followed more than 4,600 people living with HIV. Some people started treatment right away and some waited. The group that started treatment immediately had a lower chance of developing AIDS, tuberculosis, or certain cancers.
See what HIV is doing inside your body, even if you don't feel sick.
They may seem healthy but the truth is that HIV causes damage to the immune system. That makes it harder for the body to fight infection and disease. And that's true for everyone.
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