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  1. Nucleoside/Nucleotide Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors for HIV

    Drug details for Nucleoside/nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors for HIV.

  2. Nonnucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NNRTIs) for HIV

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

  3. 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 ...

  4. Integrase Inhibitors for HIV

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

  5. 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).

  6. HIV and AIDS: Who Is Affected - Topic Overview

    HIV and AIDS can affect anyone. Worldwide,an estimated 33 million people are living with HIV or AIDS. 1 In the United States,more than a million people are infected with HIV. 2 Many of these people do not know they are infected. Since the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) became widespread in 1996,the incidence of AIDS has decreased. Factors responsible for the decline ...

  7. Viral Load Measurement

    A viral load test measures how much human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is in the blood. Viral load is first measured when you are diagnosed with HIV infection.

  8. Frequently Asked Questions About HIV/AIDS

    WebMD finds answers to frequently asked questions about HIV and AIDS.

  9. Questions to Ask Your Doctor About HIV/AIDS

    If you've recently been diagnosed with HIV or AIDS, print out these questions, prepared by the experts at WebMD, to ask your health care provider at your next visit.

  10. HIV Treatment: Coping With Side Effects

    How to cope with the short- and long-term side effects of HIV treatment.

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