HIV & AIDS Guide - Cause
Learn about the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and how the virus affects the body and immune system.
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Topic Overview
Information on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS.
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 - Home Treatment
If you are infected with HIV, you can lead an active life for a long time. There are many steps you can take to maintain your health and prevent the spread of HIV. Learn more about HIV to help you actively participate in your health care decisions. Get th
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Symptoms
Read about symptoms of HIV infection.
HIV: Giving Support - Medications
Learn about drugs that target HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the virus that causes AIDS.
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 & AIDS Guide - Topic Overview
What is HIV? HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the immune system,the body’s natural defense system. Without a strong immune system,the body has trouble fighting off disease. Both the virus and the infection it causes are called HIV. White blood cells are an important part of the immune system. HIV invades and destroys certain white blood cells called CD4+ cells. If ...
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 ...
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