Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection - Medications
You will have frequent blood
tests to monitor your CD4+ cell count and viral load while you are taking
medicines to treat HIV.
Taking your medicines as prescribed can
keep HIV from multiplying and will help prevent other infections. This also can
help keep the virus from becoming resistant to the medicines and prevent
problems that can limit future treatment options.
may have unpleasant side effects, which sometimes make you feel worse than you
did before you started taking them. Talk to your doctor about your side
effects. He or she may be able to adjust your medicines or prescribe a
You may be able to take several medicines combined
into one pill. This reduces the number of pills you have to take each