HIV Treatment With ARV In Bali Medika
HIV treatment with ARV in Bali Medika
HIV treatment with ARV in our clinic is a first step to regain and retain healthier life.
ARV stands for anti-retro viral. It is a combined, usually oral therapy that includes daily oral medication. ARV has been introduced in late 90″ as a treatment for HIV infection. As far as today, we are unable to provide medication that eradicate HIV virus completely from the body.
Main goal of ARV therapy is to keep control over HIV. As such it is a golden standard of treatment to achieve UNDETECTABLE status. That mean that patient level of HIV is so low (below 20) that it not damaging immune system in significant way and cannot be transmitted to other person. As such the patient with undetectable HIV can live healthy and long life.
Who should start ARV treatment
Every person diagnosed with HIV infection should start ARV treatment as soon as possible. On early stage of infection it can be introduced on same day when virus have been detected. It will stop replication of virus in the body.
Patients living with HIV infection for few years will develop AIDS and life threatening opportunistic infections (rare cancers, toxoplasmosis, pneumoniae) may occur. As ARV treatment may save patient life – some damages to the immune system may not be reversable.
Why chose Bali Medika for HIV treatment
In Bali Medika we offer complete care for HIV positive patients. With experienced medical staff you will receive necessary medical care and support. We provide one point testing that includes:
- HIV test
- CD4 test (measuring number of CD4 cells in the blood)
- Viral load test (measuring level of HIV in the blood).
After 1 months we will assess your condition and progress of treatment. You will be under our control during all your ARV treatment. It is important to understand that at some point of therapy we may encourage you to change medications. Long term ARV side effects may happen – weaken liver or kidney functions. In that case our doctor will assist you with changes.
How much cost ARV treatment
All Indonesian citizens receiving ARV treatment for free as it a part of government program. If you are foreigner we will offer you affordable treatment cost depends on medication that need to be used.
What ARV treatment we offer
There is a plenty of ARV treatments combination available. Standard HIV treatment with ARV in Bali Medika Clinic is:
- Efavirenz + Lamivudine + Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (one pill dose or combination of pills)
- Dolutegravir + Lamivudine + Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (one pill dose or combination of pills)
If patient is resistant to any of drug components we will introduce other combination. With our international cooperation we may provide also consultation and prescriptions that are not yet available in Indonesia like:
Some of newest HIV drugs you may order online at HIV 24 Net