What Is The Best Treatment For HIV?

How long can you stay undetectable?

A person’s viral load is considered “durably undetectable” when all viral load test results are undetectable for at least six months after their first undetectable test result.

This means that most people will need to be on treatment for 7 to 12 months to have a durably undetectable viral load..

What is the best medication for HIV?

These drugs block a protein that infected cells need to put together new HIV virus particles.Fosamprenavir or FPV (Lexiva)Indinavir or IDV (Crixivan)Lopinavir + ritonavir, or LPV/r (Kaletra)Nelfinavir or NFV (Viracept)Ritonavir or RTV (Norvir)Saquinavir or SQV (Invirase, Fortovase)Tipranavir or TPV (Aptivus)More items…•

How is HIV treated now?

HIV is treated with antiretroviral medications, which work by stopping the virus replicating in the body. This allows the immune system to repair itself and prevent further damage. A combination of HIV drugs is used because HIV can quickly adapt and become resistant.

How long does HIV treatment last?

It’s common for people to feel apprehensive about taking treatment but all you need to remember is that: It will enable you to live a normal lifespan. When you’re on effective treatment (meaning you have been taking it as prescribed for at least six months and are undetectable) you won’t be able to pass on HIV.

What antibiotics treat HIV?

The following drugs are NRTIs:abacavir (Ziagen)emtricitabine (Emtriva)lamivudine (Epivir)tenofovir alafenamide fumarate (Vemlidy)tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Viread)zidovudine (Retrovir)