Thinking about starting treatment

Your physical health is an important factor. But starting HIV treatment is your own decision.

Some people find starting HIV treatment a difficult commitment to make. Starting treatment can often mean that you have think through how you manage aspects of your day-to-day life.

Before starting treatment, you should give yourself enough time to talk through all your options. As well as your doctor, you could speak to other people with HIV (perhaps at a support group) and advisors at local HIV organisations. If there's a friend or family member who is supportive, they may also help you make your mind up.