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Without treatment, nearly everyone with HIV will get AIDS. These links will give you all the information you need to get the best treatment and care.

Treatment

When people discover they have HIV, they may not begin taking medications immediately. The decision to start treatment for HIV is individual and considers a person's past medical history, the length of time they've been infected with HIV, current CD4 T cell count, and current health.

Two main types of HIV vaccines are currently being tested -- preventive and therapeutic.

Antiretroviral therapies have brought renewed hope for many people living with HIV. However, they do not offer a cure, and they can cause many side effects.

Here are some common side effects of HIV treatment and tips for coping with them.

The HIV/AIDS doctor you choose should be knowledgeable about HIV and have experience treating patients with HIV and AIDS. You'll also want to find a person with whom you feel at ease and can talk comfortably.

Today, HIV-positive people have many options for AIDS and HIV medication.

If HIV is diagnosed before it becomes AIDS, medicines can slow or stop the damage to the immune system. Early treatment can help your child live a long and active life.

Care

Are you caring for someone with AIDS? You must read this CDC guide.

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