HIV medication prevents the virus from multiplying in the human body. This means that the defence system of the body can recover. And people can live a good life with HIV, just like people without HIV.
HIV medication enables those affected to live a good and long life. Especially if infection with HIV is detected early on. People can then get early treatment. This is important for the health and life expectancy of people with HIV.
People with HIV have to take daily medication for the rest of their lives. In most cases, 1-2 pills a day are sufficient. And most people experience only mild or no side effects.
People with HIV need to go to a specialised doctor’s office to get their treatment. This is called an “HIV-Schwerpunktpraxis” in German. The medical team at that doctor’s office regularly checks the effectiveness of the treatment against HIV. There is no cure for HIV yet.
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