HIV: Giving Support - Exams and Tests
Getting tested for HIV can be scary, but the condition is treatable so it is important to get tested if you think you have been exposed. If you test positive, early detection and monitoring of HIV will help your doctor determine whether the disease is pro
HIV & AIDS Guide - Cause
Learn about the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and how the virus affects the body and immune system.
HIV: Giving Support - 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.
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) 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.
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 ...
HIV: Giving Support - 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
HIV: Giving Support - Prevention
Learn how to help prevent HIV infection.
HIV: Giving Support - Medications
Learn about drugs that target HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the virus that causes AIDS.
HIV and Exercise - Topic Overview
Information on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS.
HIV: Giving Support - Health Tools
Should I start antiretroviral drugs for HIV infection even though I have no symptoms?