How long will ART work for?

As long as you do not develop drug resistance, the same drugs can work for years or even decades. 

This involves getting viral load to undetectable and not missing doses.

This is why these three points are important.

  1.  To take your drugs on time.
  2.  To follow advice on taking with or without food.
  3.  To not miss doses.

Around 19 out of every 20 people (95%) in the UK whose viral load stays undetectable for the first year, will always stay this low.

Last updated: 1 October 2019.