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  1. 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 ...

  2. Caring for Someone With HIV or AIDS

    Tips for caring for someone with HIV or AIDS.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. Integrase Inhibitors for HIV

    Integrase inhibitors are a class of HIV medication. They block an enzyme, integrase, that HIV uses to multiply.

  6. HIV: Taking Antiretroviral Drugs

    Taking antiretroviral drugs for HIV will not cure your infection. However, it may allow you to remain healthy for a longer time.Your willingness and ability to follow your antiretroviral therapy schedule exactly as prescribed is essential for successful treatment of your HIV infection. Not following your prescribed HIV therapy may cause treatment failures, such as: Drug resistance.Higher viral ...

  7. Protease Inhibitors (PIs) for HIV

    Drug details for Protease inhibitors (PIs) for HIV.

  8. CD4+ Count

    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).

  9. Entry Inhibitors for HIV

    Drug details for Fusion inhibitors for HIV.

  10. Nonnucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NNRTIs) for HIV

    Drug details for Nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) for HIV.

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