Tuberculosis in People With HIV - Topic Overview
People who are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have an increased risk for developing a tuberculosis (TB) infection. Their risk for a TB infection doubles in the first year they developed the HIV infection. 1 If they have latent TB,which cannot be spread to others,they are at risk for the infection becoming an active disease,which can be spread to others. Active TB in ...
Treating Tuberculosis in People With HIV - Topic Overview
Treatment for people with tuberculosis (TB) who also have human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is nearly the same as for people who don't have HIV. But there are some important differences,including: 1 Checking to make sure that the TB medicines are not changing the effectiveness of the medicines used to treat the HIV infection. Continuing treatment for longer than 6 months. Treatment may go on ...
Caring for Someone With HIV or AIDS
Tips for caring for someone with HIV or AIDS.
HIV and AIDS in Children
WebMD talks about risk factors for HIV in children, how it’s treated, and how to help a child cope with this condition.
HIV: Preventing Infections - Topic Overview
Medicines and vaccines are used to prevent infections and certain diseases (opportunistic infections) that are more common in people with HIV.Primary prevention means preventing illness before it occurs. Immunizations (vaccines) are one kind of primary prevention. Medicines that kill or control the organisms that cause infections are another type of primary prevention.Secondary prevention means preventing a disease that a person has already had from coming back. This is usually done with medicines that slow or prevent the growth of the organisms that cause infections.Generally, infection with HIV doesn't make people sick, except for the flu-like illness that may develop shortly after they become infected. Most people who are infected with HIV get sick because their immune systems become weak and cannot fight off other infections. So preventing opportunistic infections is an important part of treatment for HIV.If you have been diagnosed with HIV infection, make sure that you and your
Protease Inhibitors (PIs) for HIV
Drug details for Protease inhibitors (PIs) for HIV.
Entry Inhibitors for HIV
Drug details for Fusion inhibitors for HIV.
Nonnucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NNRTIs) for HIV
Drug details for Nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) for HIV.
Integrase Inhibitors for HIV
Integrase inhibitors are a class of HIV medication. They block an enzyme, integrase, that HIV uses to multiply.
Nucleoside/Nucleotide Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors for HIV
Drug details for Nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors for HIV.