Early diagnosis of HIV leads to better outcomes for everyone.
Advances in treatment mean that people who are HIV positive are living a much longer and near normal life. Early treatment also prevents the virus from attacking the body and it prevents it from spreading to others.
“In the early days in BC, one person was dying every day from AIDS. With the introduction of the made in BC Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy, or HAART, we have gone from almost 900 new infections per year, to less than 250 per year as of December 2012.”
Anti-HIV drugs can be taken in the form of a single pill just once a day, often with very few side effects. If you live in the Interior Health region, life-saving HIV treatment is fully covered under Pharmacare.
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