When can I take my ART?
23 March 2023. Related: All topics, Newly diagnosed, Starting treatment.
Help me. I am diagnosed HIV positive and given an HIV regimen. Can l take it the morning or night?
Hi, how are you doing?
Do you know the name of your regimen?
Different combinations are better to be taken at different times of the day.
If you have a regimen that includes dolutegravir, this is better taken in the morning. This helps reduce the risk of having sleep problems.
If you have a regimen that includes efavirenz, this is better taken at night (without fatty food). This will help to sleep through the side effects.
These are only recommendations. As long as you are taking your treatment at the same time each day it will not change how well the treatment works. If you find a time that works for you, that will be the best time to take the treatment.