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. Because of medical advancements, many people now live long, active lives with HIV.
Learn about the types of antiretroviral drugs and how they work, and find brand names of FDA-approved medications.
Learn about alternative treatment options that people with HIV sometimes use along with antiretroviral therapy, including homeopathic medicine, massage, and supplements.
Here are some common side effects of HIV treatment and tips for coping with them.
Two main types of HIV vaccines are currently being tested -- preventive and therapeutic.
The doctor you choose should have experience treating patients with HIV and AIDS. You'll also want to find a person with whom you feel at ease and can talk comfortably.
HIV is only spread through specific body fluids: blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid (pre-cum), vaginal and rectal fluid, and breast milk. You can prevent an infection by avoiding those.