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How soon should HIV treatment begin?

You should start immediately.

The benefits of being on this medication, the reduction in inflammation, the killing of the virus that’s already there, the slowing down of the virus from reproducing itself, is going to, in the long-term, provide much more benefits to you than risks for the long-term.

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.