This illustrated leaflet gives basic information on how different types of anti-HIV drugs work against HIV.
HIV treatment helps you stay well by reducing the amount of HIV in your body. All anti-HIV drugs try to prevent HIV infecting new cells, but different types of drugs do this in different ways. A combination of two different types of drugs provides a powerful attack on HIV.
The aim of treatment is an ‘undetectable viral load’ – very low levels of HIV in the blood.