HIV Treatment Directory
When diagnosed with HIV you may need to find out if the type you have is resistant to any drugs. HIV is often treated with combinations of medications ("cocktails"). Some treatments have side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, sleep problems, kidney stones, and cholesterol/blood sugar problems. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how HIV is treated, what medications are available, what other therapies may be used, and much more.
Side Effects of HIV and AIDS Drugs
Here is an overview of some of the common and more severe side effects of HIV and AIDS drugs.
Antiretrovirals: HIV and AIDS Drugs
Learn about the types of antiretroviral drugs and how they work, and find brand names of FDA-approved medications.
A List of HIV Medications
WebMD provides a list of HIV medications used in the U.S.
What Is Mycobacterium Avium Complex?
Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC), a group of bacteria related to tuberculosis, is an opportunistic infection that affects people with HIV.
The Importance of Starting ART Right Away
When you’re diagnosed with HIV, your doctor will want you to start antiretroviral therapy (ART) as soon as possible -- even the same day, if you can. Find out why it’s important to start treatment immediately.
What to Eat When You Have HIV
A nutritious diet is key when you have HIV. Learn what you should eat to improve your energy and strength, and avoid complications.
Living Longer and Aging With HIV
Although HIV makes it more complicated, you can live well into middle age and beyond. Find out how HIV will affect you as you get older and how to plan ahead.
HIV and Food: Key Principles for Your Diet
If you have HIV, nutrition is key. WebMD offers tips on getting the calories you need and minimizing the symptoms that make eating more difficult.