Living with HIV 101

Start medical care and HIV treatment as soon as you find out you have HIV. Staying in medical care can keep you healthy and help protect others.

How can I stay healthy with HIV?

  • Get into medical care right away. Locate a provider by visiting www.cdc.gov/hivtreatmentworks
  • Take medicine called ART (antiretroviral therapy) as prescribed, regardless of how long you’ve had the virus. This treatment can keep you healthy.
  • Stay in medical care. Visit your health care provider regularly.
  • Find a local support group, and talk to others who have HIV. Locate a group by visiting https://npin.cdc.gov/search/organization/support.

For more information please visit www.cdc.gov