People living with multidrug-resistant HIV-1 were seen as failures. In reality, they include a broad range of people whose HIV treatments may no longer be working for them for a variety of reasons.

Dennis, taking RUKOBIA as part of an HIV-1 regimen. Compensated by ViiV Healthcare.

Living With Multidrug-Resistant HIV-1

If your HIV-1 treatment is no longer able to effectively suppress your viral load, there could be several reasons why. Some of the reasons may include that you:

  • Developed HIV-1 resistance to many treatment regimens*
  • Have been on many different treatment regimens in the past
  • Are experiencing side effects and tolerability issues with current medications
  • Have had, or are having, HIV treatments interact with other medicines
  • Have had interruptions in healthcare

Meet James

“This is a lifetime journey. Therefore, we have to do
what’s necessary to take care of ourselves and others.”

  • A long-term survivor with HIV
  • Side effect challenges with previous treatments
  • Past adherence issues

Meet Dennis

“I think what was so difficult about adherence in the beginning was I was still
dealing with the stigma. And also the side effects were intolerable.”

  • Past adherence issues
  • Resistance to multiple regimens
  • Side effect challenges with previous medications

In addition to a detectable viral load, staying on an HIV treatment regimen that has stopped working can leave you at risk, with:

  • A compromised immune system
  • Increased risk of transmitting HIV

*HIV can change form, or mutate, as it multiplies in the body. Some HIV mutations develop while a person is taking an HIV treatment and can lead to resistance. This means HIV treatments that once controlled a person’s HIV are not able to effectively control the virus.

Is RUKOBIA right for you?