Frequently asked questions about HIV medication

Page last reviewed 28.9.2020

Is there a cure for HIV?

HIV infection is a chronic illness that needs to be monitored and treated. There is no known cure for HIV at the moment. When taking HIV medication you can live a long and healthy life. The medication is individually planned and monitored by a doctor. You will be taking the HIV medication for the rest of your life. If you don’t take the medication regularly, the effect of the medication will be reduced. It’s important to always take your medication as prescribed by the doctor.

HIV can be treated even when it has progressed to the AIDS phase of the infection. This means that getting tested for HIV is very important, so you can get treated if you have the infection.

A person living with HIV who takes their medication regularly and has an undetectable viral load can not transmit HIV.

What is HIV medication like?

The treatment for HIV is always planned by a doctor who is specialized in infectious diseases. The medication is started as soon as possible after the HIV diagnosis. You will have to take the medication for the rest of your life. Taking the medication regularly is essential for your treatment to be successful. When taking your HIV medication, you can live a long and fulfilling life and stay healthy.

Today there are many medicine options available. It’s good to discuss your options with your doctor to find the one that fits you. You should tell your doctor about all the side effects and challenges you face with the medication to find a better match for your needs.

A person living with HIV who takes their medication regularly and has an undetectable viral load can not transmit HIV!