I don’t want to start treatment…
4 March 2023. Related: Adherence, All topics, Living with HIV long-term, Starting treatment.
My name is Solomon! I felt sick and I requested the doctor to test me and found that I was HIV positive. Since I have been living with this virus for a long time without any complication, I don’t want to start taking medicine. Help me with what to do.
Hi Solomon, how are you doing?
Is there a reason you don’t want to start treatment? and how long have you been living with HIV since having a positive test result?
Do you know your CD4 count and viral load levels?
Do you still feel sick now? Starting treatment will stop HIV having an effect on your body. HIV damages your immune system and can put you at risk for other infections. Treatment helps to suppress HIV and lets your body recover its immunity.