HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - When To Call a Doctor
If you are infected with HIV or caring for someone who is, call 911 or other emergency services immediately if any of the following conditions develop: seizures, loss of consciousness, new weakness in an arm, a leg, or one side of the body.
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Topic Overview
Information on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS.
HIV: Giving Support - Medications
Learn about drugs that target HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the virus that causes AIDS.
HIV: Giving Support - What Happens
HIV is spread when blood, semen, or vaginal fluids from an infected person enter another person's body, usually through: Sexual contact. The virus may enter the body through a tear in the lining of the rectum, vagina, urethra, or mouth. Between 75% and 80
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Symptoms
Read about symptoms of HIV infection.
HIV: Giving Support - What Increases Your Risk
Most people get HIV by having unprotected sex with someone who has HIV. Another common way of getting the virus is by sharing needles with someone who is infected with HIV when injecting drugs. You have an increased risk of becoming infected with HIV thro
Lipodystrophy and HIV
Lipodystrophy, also called fat redistribution, is common in people with HIV and AIDS. Find out what causes it and how it's treated.
HIV: Giving Support - Topic Overview
Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is the combination of several antiretroviral medicines used to slow the rate at which HIV makes copies of itself (multiplies) in the body. A combination of three or more antiretroviral medicines is more effective than using just one medicine (monotherapy) to treat HIV. The use of three or more antiretroviral medicines-sometimes referred to as an ...
A CD4+ count is a blood test to determine how well the immune system is working in people who have been diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
HIV: Giving Support - Health Tools
Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. HIV: When Should I Start Taking Antiretroviral Medicines for HIV Infection?Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. HIV: Taking Antiretroviral Drugs