The evolution of ARVs: one pill, once a day for a normal life

By December 3, 2013HIV / AIDS

It’s been 33 years since the first signs of HIV were picked up, and since then a lot has changed. Previously, HIV was seen by many as a ‘death sentence’, and with good reason. Most people who were diagnosed with HIV, soon developed full-blown AIDS – and this had terrible consequences.

Thanks to significant advancements in modern science and medicine over the past few years, drug therapies have simplified. Now, depending on your medical profile, your doctor can tailor your treatment and lifestyle habits – to help ensure that you live a long, healthy life – even if you are HIV positive. And while HIV is a chronic condition, it’s far from being a death sentence.

Interested in seeing how HIV and ARVs have developed over the past 30 years? Check out our infographic for a quick overview.

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