ART in pictures: HIV treatment explained (June 2017)
This 32-page publication explains HIV and treatment (ART) by using six simple pictures.
Each picture is first explained with a brief summary explaining the idea. It is then followed by a more detailed explanation.
The text is written using plain everyday language, even when explaining technical and medical terms. A glossary is also included.
Key chapters are:
- Your immune system when not on treatment (ART)
- The HIV lifecycle
- Natural history of HIV when not on ART
- HIV after starting ART
- Drug levels and adherence
- The viral reservoir
- The HIV cure puzzle
- Understanding test results
This is a resource for anyone who is HIV positive and who wants to understand how HIV treatment works. It is also a training resource for advocates and health workers.
The resource was developed with HIV positive people and advocates at HIV i-Base, Positively UK and Project 100.