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Treatment breaks

Taking a break from your treatment is not recommended. 

If you take treatment breaks you are more likely to become ill not only because of HIV-related illnesses, but also because of heart, kidney, and liver disease and some cancers.

There is a risk of the amount of HIV in your body (viral load) increasing, putting you at risk of opportunistic infections like TB

Also as your viral load increase there is a risk of transmitting HIV. 

There is also a risk of developing drug resistance if you take a break from your treatment. 

It is important to talk to your healthcare provider if you are having thoughts of taking a break from treatment.

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