HIV Spotlight on Center on Caring for the Newly Diagnosed Patient

Learn the Basics

The U.S. has highly respected official guidelines on when the best time is for a person to start HIV meds, as well as what to start treatment with. They currently recommend:

First-Line Regimens

To learn more about each of the HIV meds that U.S. guidelines list as potential first-line drugs, browse this page or pick from the list below:

When to Start

As of 2015, all five major international HIV treatment guidelines recommend starting HIV antiretroviral therapy immediately for all individuals living with HIV, ​regardless of CD4 count.

To learn more about the latest HIV/AIDS treatment guidelines, read this rundown or download the full (and very detailed) official document.


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