Decision Aid Summary

Title HIV: When Should I Start Taking Antiretroviral Medicines for HIV Infection?
Audience People with HIV considering starting antiretroviral medicines.
Options included Start antiretroviral medicines as soon as you find out that you have HIV.
Don't start medicines as soon as you learn that you have HIV.
Have regular blood tests to check your levels of HIV and your CD4+ cell count.
Year of last update or review 2013
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed?
Health condition HIV/AIDS
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
8 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.