Alternative Medicine for HIV and AIDS
Some people with HIV and AIDS turn to alternative medicine like herbs, yoga, and acupunture. Find out if it's right for you.
Expanding HIV and AIDS Drug Options
HIV-positive people have many options for AIDS and HIV drug treatment. Learn more about the expanding options.
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 - What Happens
HIV is spread when blood, semen, or vaginal fluids from an infected person enter another person's body, usually through: Sexual contact. The virus may enter the body through a tear in the lining of the rectum, vagina, urethra, or mouth. Between 75% and 80
HIV: Giving Support - Health Tools
Should I start antiretroviral drugs for HIV infection even though I have no symptoms?
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: Giving Support - Prevention
Learn how to help prevent HIV infection.
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - Home Treatment
If you are infected with HIV, you can lead an active life for a long time. There are many steps you can take to maintain your health and prevent the spread of HIV. Learn more about HIV to help you actively participate in your health care decisions. Get th
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.