Today, HIV-positive people have many options for AIDS and HIV medication. These options include:
Anti-HIV medications that treat HIV infection
Drugs that treat side effects of the disease or HIV treatment
Drugs that treat opportunistic infections that result from a weakened immune system
Researchers are continuing to develop many new types of AIDS and HIV medications.
Initial symptoms of HIV infection may be mild to severe
and usually disappear on their own after 2 to 3 weeks.
Suspected or known exposure to HIV but symptoms are not present
If you have not been tested for HIV, call your doctor
You suspect that you have been exposed to
You have engaged in high-risk behavior and are concerned that
you were exposed to HIV.
Your sex partner engages in high-risk
Your sex partner may have been exposed to
Your sex partner has HIV.
You develop any of the
symptoms listed above.
Getting tested for HIV can be scary, but the condition
can be managed with treatment. So it is important to get tested if you think you have been
exposed. Early detection and monitoring of HIV will help your doctor find out whether the disease is getting worse and when to start treatment.