Taking a break from your HIV treatment (a ‘drug holiday’) is not recommended. Studies have found that people taking treatment breaks are more likely to become ill and to die prematurely.

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  • Treatment breaks

    Taking a break from your HIV treatment is not recommended. Studies have found that people taking treatment breaks are more likely to become ill.If you’re thinking of taking...

    From: Factsheets

    Information level Level 2
  • Structured treatment interruption

    Structured treatment interruption refers to planned ‘drug holidays’ or breaks from antiretroviral therapy. Treatment breaks have numerous real or theoretical benefits, and some early research...

    From: HIV treatments directory

    Information level Level 4

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