Today, with access to treatment, an HIV-positive person can expect to have the same lifespan as someone who is HIV-negative.
One of the cornerstones of this lifesaving treatment is the use of antiretrovirals (ARVs). While ARV therapy is not a cure for HIV, people living with HIV who are taking effective antiretroviral therapy and whose level of HIV is suppressed to undetectable levels will not transmit HIV sexually. Learn more
Global Fund partners work to combat the stigma and discrimination that often discourage people from seeking this lifesaving treatment.
HIV and AIDS
HIV is the human immunodeficiency virus, which targets the immune system and weakens people's defense systems. AIDS is acquired immune deficiency syndrome, the most advanced stage of HIV infection.