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HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is the cause of AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). HIV is a type of virus called a retrovirus, which infects humans when it comes in contact with a break in the skin or tissues such as those that line the vagina, anal area, mouth, or eyes.
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HIV Medications List and Drug Charts
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Treatment & Diagnosis
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- Antiretroviral Therapy - Guidelines
- Babies On The Breast Of HIV Moms
- Baby "Cured" of HIV Infection
- Circumcise Or Not? - The Matter of AIDS
- Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections Conf. 2/2006
- Generic AIDS Drug Effective - And Now?
- HIV / AIDS Conference Update 2005 - Index
- Does HIV Cause Colorectal Cancer?
- HIV Infection Facts, History, Causes, and Risk Factors
- Do You Need Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV with No Symptoms?
- HIV Tests, Symptoms, Signs, and Stages of Infection
- HIV Transmission and Progression to AIDS Continues
- HIV Treatment, Medications, and Prevention
- HIV Urine Test Approved
- HIV: Two Patients Face The Diagnosis
- Retrovirus & Opportunistic Infections Part II
- HIV Treatment - To Interrupt or Not
- Can HIV Cause Kaposi's Sarcoma?
- Physical and Biochemical Changes in HIV Disease
- Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis -- Walter Payton's Disease
- Retrovirus & Opportunistic Infections
- How Long Should You Wait to Get an HIV Test?
- Unprotected Sex Between HIV-Infected Partners: What's the Harm?
- What Is Mononeuritis Multiplex?
Medications & Supplements
- abacavir, Ziagen
- abacavir, lamivudine, zidovudine (Trizivir)
- Agenerase (amprenavir) Side Effects, Warnings, and Drug Interactions
- amprenavir, Agenerase
- atazanavir (Reyataz)
- bictegravir-emtricitabine-tenofovir AF
- Biktarvy (bictegravir, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide)
- cidofovir - injection, Vistide
- Complera (emtricitabine, rilpivirine, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)
- darunavir, TMC-114; Prezista
- delavirdine (Rescriptor)
- didanosine (Videx, Videx EC)
- Dovato (dolutegravir and lamivudine)
- efavirenz (Sustiva)
- Egrifta SV (tesamorelin)
- emtricitabine - oral, Emtriva
- emtricitabine/tenofovir - oral, Truvada
- Emtriva (emtricitabine)
- Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon)
- enfuvirtide - injection, Fuzeon
- Epzicom (abacavir sulfate and lamivudine)
- Etravirine (Intelence)
- foscarnet sodium - injection, Foscavir
- How Effective Is ART for HIV Infection?
- indinavir, Crixivan
- lamivudine (3tc) (Epivir; Epivir HBV)
- Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine)
- lopinavir and ritonavir (Kaletra): Potential COVID-19 Drug
- maraviroc, Selzentry
- Mycobutin (rifabutin)
- Mytesi (crofelemer delayed-release tablets)
- nevirapine (Viramune, Viramune XR)
- What Are NRTIs in Antiretroviral Therapy For HIV Infection?
- Odefsey (emtricitabine, rilpivirine, and tenofovir alafenamide)
- Pifeltro (doravirine)
- Prezcobix (darunavir and cobicistat)
- Prezista (darunavir)
- How Do Protease Inhibitors Work in Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV Infection?
- raltegravir (Isentress)
- ritonavir (Norvir)
- saquinavir (Invirase, Fortovase - discontinued)
- Side Effects of Aptivus (tipranavir)
- Side Effects of Rescriptor (delavirdine)
- Side Effects of Videx (didanosine)
- Side Effects of Sustiva (efavirenz)
- Side Effects of Fuzeon (enfuvirtide)
- Side Effects of Intelence (etravirine)
- Side Effects of Hivid (zalcitabine)
- Side Effects of Crixivan (indinavir)
- Side Effects of Invirase (saquinavir)
- Side Effects of Isentress (raltegravir)
- Side Effects of Epivir (lamivudine)
- Side Effects of Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine)
- Side Effects of Norvir (ritonavir)
- Side Effects of Retrovir (zidovudine [ZDV])
- Side Effects of Viracept (nelfinavir)
- Side Effects of Viramune (nevirapine)
- Side Effects of Zerit (stavudine)
- stavudine (Zerit)
- Stribild (elvitegravir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)
- Symtuza (darunavir, cobicistat, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide)
- Temixys (lamivudine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)
- tenofovir - oral, Viread
- Tipranavir (Aptivus)
- Triumeq (abacavir, dolutegravir, and lamivudine)
- Side Effects of Trizivir (abacavir, lamivudine, zidovudine)
- Trogarzo (ibalizumab-uiyk)
- Tybost (cobicistat)
- Valcyte (valganciclovir hydrochloride)
- What Are the Single-Tablet ART Regimens for HIV Infection?
- Ziagen (abacavir) Side Effects, Warnings, and Drug Interactions
- Retrovir (zidovudine, ZDV, formerly called AZT)
Prevention & Wellness
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- HIV and Tuberculosis - Facts
- HIV, AIDS, and Older People
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- HIV: The Truth About, New HIV Test
- Homosexuality and Bisexuality
- Miroslav Holub- Of Nude Mice and Men
- Newly Diagnosed with HIV/AIDS
- Positive Living Series: Looking After Yourself
- Rolf Zinkernagel - Who Is He?
- HIV: The Hidden Epidemic