Without treatment, most people with HIV will eventually develop AIDS. Learn more about medications and other treatments for HIV and AIDS, and ways to prevent transmission.
There's no cure for HIV, but treatment options are much better than they were a few decades ago.
Many different medical professionals provide care, comfort, and treatment for people with HIV.
The CD4:CD8 ratio test judges the strength of your immune system and if you're at risk for opportunistic infections.
With an HIV diagnosis, you’ll want to start treatment right away. Early treatment gives you the chance to stay healthy.
If you're getting treated for an HIV infection, your doctor may suggest a type of drug called an NRTI.
If you’re living with HIV, your doctor may prescribe meds called non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, or NNRTIs.
The term “protease inhibitor” refers to a class of medications. Specifically, they are antiviral drugs.
Integrase inhibitors have become a standard HIV treatment. Research shows they work well to keep the disease in check.
HIV booster drugs help. But their job isn’t to treat HIV. It’s to make certain other HIV-fighting medicines work better.
Single-tablet treatment regimens (STRs) are popular. STRs mix drugs into one tablet or capsule that you take once a day.
If you have a pill regime to follow, how do you remember to take meds every day? Use these tips to help you stay on track.
AIDS and HIV drug side effects are common. They range from mild to life-threatening but can often be prevented or managed.
If you take antiretroviral therapy to manage HIV, it’s common for HIV drugs to have interactions with other meds you take.
HIV drug resistance can happen if the virus in your body mutates. This affects how well your antiretroviral therapy works.
Treating HIV can be expensive. Care involves medication called antiretroviral therapy and regular visits with your doctor.
If you’re concerned about paying for treatment and other related costs, many programs can provide financial assistance.
Researchers continue to look for new and better HIV treatments. Here’s a look at some of the most exciting options.
Here’s a closer look at some common complementary treatments for HIV/AIDS and what scientific research reveals about them.
Remission generally means that HIV viral load has remained undetectable after HIV treatment has been stopped.
Scientists believe that an HIV cure is possible. But we need to develop one that can wipe out HIV or keep you in remission.