Don’t let fear affect your health.
The truth is, HIV is most dangerous when you don’t know it’s there. If you find out you’re positive, accessing HIV treatment is both a smart move for your health and for drastically reducing the risk of passing on HIV.
Knowing that you have HIV puts you in control.
If left undiagnosed and untreated, HIV causes serious damage to your immune system. The good news is, once you start treatment you’re back in control. Treatment greatly reduces HIV replication and helps strengthen your immune system.
Being on treatment reduces the risk of passing on HIV.
New research shows that starting treatment as soon as possible can make it easier for HIV-positive people to get an undetectable viral load. This makes HIV much harder to pass on to sexual partners.