Step 1: Breathe deep.
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Step 2: Start Treatment
Thanks to advancements in medicine, the medication now available for HIV is extremely effective, affordable and highly accessible in Malaysia. At this stage, it’s important that you know and understand the path you need to take over the next few weeks to start Antiviral therapy (ART) and suppress the virus in your body.
Each of the steps outlined below can be taken with us at CHC Clinic, where you can benefit from some of the fastest and cheapest private testing, treatment and consultation services in Kuala Lumpur. No matter where you choose to pursue your treatment though, there are 3 steps you need to take to get started.
Take a Few Tests
The first step when you have gotten a positive HIV test result is to carry out a confirmatory test. This means that you’ll need to see a medical professional who will help carry out a test and officially diagnose a HIV infection. The test most commonly used to diagnose HIV infections are Viral Load tests, and is usually carried out concurrently with a CD4 count, which will let your doctor know how your immune system is doing. You might also be asked to do some additional tests by your doctor. To find out more about these tests click here.
See a Doctor
Once the tests have been completed, the next step will be to get started with medication. This will require a consultation with a doctor and also a full checkup to ensure that there won’t be any issues taking the medication. Provided there are no complications, you'll be able to start your treatment immediately. To find out more about ART and HIV treatment in Malaysia, click here.
Start ART and Stay Consistent!
After starting ART it’s important to be consistent with your medication by taking it daily at the same time every day to ensure that resistance to the medication does not develop over time. It’s also important to regularly follow-up with your doctor to ensure that you are responding well to the medication.