When you achieve U=U it means that you are still HIV+ but you can’t pass it on to your sexual partner or unborn baby.
If you have not reached U=U you still can: Keep taking your treatment and ask your HCP what steps you need to take.
Keep taking your treatment every day to retain U=U and return to the clinic as guided by your HCP to check that you are U=U.
You can lose U=U if you stop taking your treatment. Keep taking your medicine every day to retain U=U.
Remember to keep using a condom to prevent:
1. STIs
2. Unplanned pregnancy
ARVs stop HIV from making copies in the CD4 cell. This means that HIV cannot continue attacking your CD4 cells.
Over time, when you take ARVs as prescribed every day your viral load will decrease and your CD4 cell count will increase.