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.
How Do You Treat HIV?
Daily medication and regular testing can help keep the virus from spreading and slow the effects on your body for many years.
A List of HIV Medications
WebMD provides a list of HIV medications used in the U.S.
What to Do After Being Diagnosed As HIV-Positive
Here are some steps to take when you learn that you are HIV-positive.
Could a Vaccine Fight HIV?
Despite the complex challenges, researchers are hopeful about some day making a vaccine that could help your immune system prevent or treat HIV and AIDS.
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.
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.
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.
Slideshows & Images
A Pictorial Timeline of the HIV/AIDS Pandemic
A historical overview of the AIDS pandemic from the first human case to the present.
Living With HIV and AIDS: Myths and Facts
From treatment options to information on symptoms, see what's fact and what's fiction when it comes to HIV and AIDS.
Slideshow: What It’s Like to Live With HIV/AIDS: Myths and Facts