HIV treatment – also called antiretroviral treatment (ART) – works best when you follow the instructions of how to take it. This is called adherence or adhering to your treatment.
Most antiretroviral drugs are taken once a day. Some drugs are taken twice a day.
Good adherence includes:
taking the right amount of pills
taking pills at the right time
following advice to take them with or without food
telling your healthcare worker about other drugs or supplements that you take.