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.
HIV Symptoms and How to Treat Them
When HIV isn’t under control, you may start getting symptoms you never had before. Here’s what to look out for and how to feel better.
Alternative Medicine for HIV and AIDS
Some people with HIV and AIDS turn to alternative medicine like herbs, yoga, and acupunture. Find out if it's right for you.
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.
What to Do About Side Effects of HIV Drugs
Find out what the common short- and long-term side effects of antiretroviral therapy are, and get tips to help you deal with them.
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.
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.
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.