HIV: Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) - 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 ...
Many people do not develop symptoms after getting infected with HIV. Some people have a flu-like illness within several days to weeks after exposure to the virus.
Side Effects of HIV and AIDS Drugs
Here is an overview of some of the common and more severe side effects of HIV and AIDS drugs.
HIV and AIDS
Learn more about HIV and AIDS, including diagnosis and treatment, from the experts at WebMD.
Screening Tests for HIV Diagnosis and Treatment
WebMD provides an overview of different HIV screening tests, both those used to diagnose HIV infection and those used to select and monitor treatments in people who are living with HIV.
Pregnancy and HIV Testing
WebMD provides information on getting tested for HIV during pregnancy.
The Difference Between HIV and AIDS
What's the difference between HIV and AIDS? When does HIV become AIDS?
HIV and Your Body
Be aware of how HIV affects your body and what you can do to stay healthy.
7 Myths About HIV/AIDS
Living with HIV today is very different than it was years ago. Learn the truth.
HIV Treatment: Coping With Side Effects
How to cope with the short- and long-term side effects of HIV treatment.