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With treatment (simple HIV medications) people who have HIV can live long and healthy lives. People who are successfully treated also cannot pass the virus to others. In CT, medications are available through the CT AIDS Drug Assistance Program and Medical Case Management is available through DPH funded programs.

The primary goal of HIV treatment is Viral Suppression or reducing the amount of the virus in the body to what is known as undetectable levels. Undetectable viral load allows people living with HIV to live long, healthy lives. Treatments are easier than ever before. Also, science has confirmed that people with undetectable viral loads cannot transmit the virus to others.

Knowing one’s HIV status and starting medication to prevent or treat HIV is a vital part of Getting to Zero.