Less Virus Starting and sticking to your treatment can lower the amount of HIV in the body to undetectable. Which means it’s so low it can’t even be measured by a test. ,Current research shows that taking your HIV treatment and getting to and staying undetectable prevents the spread of HIV through sex.
You Can Protect Your Partners
When you attain the Goal of Undetectable, and stay there, you reduce the risk of spreading the virus to your partners. In treating the virus everyday, you are preventing the spread of HIV, which is great!
But remember: Just because you can no longer spread the virus doesn’t mean that you cannot get or spread other sexually transmitted infections. So be sure to be safe and use a condom.
You Will Have More CD4 Cells
When HIV cells enter the body, they take over the CD4 cells (your immune system defense) and use them to create more HIV cells than your immune system can fight. Your treatment halts the reproduction of these HIV cells and builds back up your CD4 count to help your body fight infections.
There Will Be Less Inflammation In Your Body
Inflammation in your body is usually short term and means that your body is healing from an infection, which is a good thing. However, when HIV is in your body, the inflammation is long term which places constant stress on your immune system. This can make you vulnerable to other infections and cancers.
When you take your medication, it lowers your viral load, which leads to decreased inflammation.
Reason 4: You Can Avoid Drug Resistance
Your treatment helps you to fight the virus, and when taken properly and everyday, you can fight it efficiently. When there are gaps in treatment, you can develop a drug-resistant form of HIV. This will mean that the virus will be harder to fight, and your treatment will not work the way it is supposed to. If drug resistance develops, your doctor will work with you to find a new ARV regimen.
When you take your treatment everyday and exactly as prescribed, it is able to work against the virus as it's supposed to, and reduce your viral load.