HIV is treated but not cured by anti-retroviral therapy (ART) medications. These medications prevent the virus from replicating and this preserves the immune system from damage over time. When there isn’t enough virus present to be measured in the blood this is called “undetectable.” Being undectectable means you can’t pass the virus to another person and is a primary goal of treament. This is called Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U)
Once daily pills such as Biktarvy or Dovato are the most common form of treatment but there are long-acting injectable medications available, too, such as Cabenuva. We are happy to dicuss your treatment options with you.