In collaboration with your health care team, YOU will decide whether or not you want to be on medication. Keep in mind that stability is required when deciding to take meds because you must take them every day for the rest of your life. It is better to delay medication than be non-adherent because you can develop a resistance to certain medications. 1 in 4 newly diagnosed individuals is already resistant to one form of HIV medication and there are a finite number of treatment options available.

HIV Edmonton provides information to people affected by HIV and AIDS who wish to manage their health care in partnership with care providers.  Information accessed through, published, or provided by HIV Edmonton is not to be considered medical advice. We strongly urge users to consult with a qualified medical practitioner prior to undertaking any decision, use, or action of a medical nature.