Medical History and Physical Exam for HIV Infection
When you are first diagnosed with HIV, your health professional will check your current health status. He or she will ask questions about your current symptoms and past health to determine whether you have had any HIV - related illnesses, whether you have medication allergies, whether your immunizations are up to date, and whether you have ever been hospitalized for illness or surgery.Many of the
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection - Medications
Learn about drugs that target HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the virus that causes AIDS.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection - 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
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection - Prevention
Learn how to help prevent HIV infection.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection - 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
Nucleoside/Nucleotide Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors for HIV
Drug details for Nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors for HIV.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection - Treatment Overview
The most effective treatment for HIV is highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), a combination of several antiretroviral drugs that aims to control the amount of virus in your body. Learn more.
Integrase Inhibitors for HIV
Integrase inhibitors are a class of HIV medication. They block an enzyme, integrase, that HIV uses to multiply.
Protease Inhibitors (PIs) for HIV
Drug details for Protease inhibitors (PIs) for HIV.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection - Other Treatment
HIV can cause emotional, social, and financial stresses that significantly add to the stress of being ill. Accepting that these stresses are present and getting the education and support you need may help you manage them and improve your quality of life.