The effects of HIV treatment non-adherence

Antiretroviral drugs lower the viral load in the blood.

Antiretroviral drugs lower the viral load in the blood.

What you need to know:

  • ART treatment can decrease the risk of developing severe conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, and tuberculosis.
  • The cost of treatment is relatively lower for patients taking medication and following doctors' advice since ART promotes quality life.
  • People who do not adhere to their HIV medication and monitoring routines are at a higher risk for mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.

If you live with HIV and do not stick to your treatment, there are many risks associated with this decision, which can affect your health and those around you.

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