Entry Inhibitors for HIV
Drug details for Fusion inhibitors for HIV.
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).
Integrase Inhibitors for HIV
Integrase inhibitors are a class of HIV medication. They block an enzyme, integrase, that HIV uses to multiply.
Nonnucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NNRTIs) for HIV
Drug details for Nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) for HIV.
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 ...
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.
HIV Treatment: Coping With Side Effects
How to cope with the short- and long-term side effects of HIV treatment.
HIV and Pregnancy - Topic Overview
The United States Preventive Services Task Force,United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,American Academy of Pediatrics,and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend that all pregnant women be screened for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. This is because early detection and treatment are the key to preventing newborn HIV infection. 1 ...
AIDS, HIV, and Pneumocystis Pneumonia (PCP)
Pneumocystis pneumonia, or PCP, is a serious infection that often affects people with HIV and AIDS. Find out more.
HIV-2 - Topic Overview
HIV-1 is the virus that causes almost all the cases of AIDS worldwide. A related virus,HIV-2,was first isolated in people in West Africa in 1986. Some people who are infected with HIV-2 appear to have an AIDS-like illness,but most do not have symptoms. You should be tested for HIV-2 infection if you: Are from West Africa and practice high-risk behaviors,such as having more than one sex ...