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How quickly does HIV treatment work?

Everybody’s body is different. And so I try to tell them not to think of a certain timeframe but just to follow up with me and we’ll keep in touch, communicate openly with me.

Sometimes it takes weeks, sometimes it takes days, sometimes it takes months.

Invariably once you start HIV treatment, if you’re feeling lousy beforehand you’ll eventually start to feel better as the virus is controlled and your immune system gets stronger again.

Dr. David Malebranche, MD, MPH, a clinician-researcher specializing in HIV, gives the lowdown on all things HIV care and treatment in the latest installment of the #AskTheHIVDoc video series.