There are recommended guidelines for initiating highly active antiretroviral treatment or HAART. When considering treatment, the clinician consults with the individual then takes the guidelines into account. The clinician also considers individual factors such as living situation, income, and drug or alcohol use, which can inhibit a client’s ability to adhere to a drug regimen. Click each indicator to see guidelines for initiating treatment.
HAART should be offered to anyone with a viral load of at least 100,000 copies of HIV RNA per milliliter of plasma.