HIV treatments directory

  • Introduction to HIV and AIDS

    An introduction to HIV and AIDS, including how HIV is transmitted and detected, the history of the epidemic and definitions of disease stages....

  • The immune system and HIV

    A description of how the immune system works, its response to HIV, and factors affecting disease progression....

  • Monitoring the immune system

    Information on medical tests, including CD4 cell counts, viral load measurements, and procedures carried out for medical problems commonly experienced by HIV-positive people....

  • Genetics and HIV treatment

    Background information on genes, inheritance, and the study of genetics plus summary of research into genetic variation and response to ARVs....

  • Ways of attacking HIV

    HIV treatment and how it works on different parts of the HIV life-cycle....

  • Starting HIV treatment

    Since the introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in the mid-1990s, many experts have come to favour prompt antiretroviral treatment early in the course of infection....

  • Changing HIV treatment

    Antiretroviral regimens are usually changed for one or more of the following reasons: An unacceptable level of drug toxicities and/or side-effects Problems with adherence Failure to control...

  • Drug resistance

    HIV reproduces in the body very quickly, making billions of new viruses every day by replicating its genetic material. HIV is a retrovirus; retroviruses have an inherently high...

  • Side-effects

    Information on the side-effects associated with anti-HIV treatments and other drugs, including advice on how to cope with them, and whether treatment should be stopped...

  • Adherence

    Information on adherence to anti-HIV drugs, including advice on how patients can maintain adherence to their therapy and how healthcare providers can help....

  • Drug interactions and pharmacokinetics

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  • Women's health issues

    Globally, HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality among women aged 15 to 49 years. A majority of women acquire HIV as a result of unprotected...

  • Prevention of mother-to-child transmission

    Treatment options for pregnant women, including the prevention of mother-to-child transmission, as well as choices surrounding delivery and breast-feeding....

  • HIV treatment in children

    An outline of the issues surrounding anti-HIV therapy in children, highlighting the differences from adults in the course of HIV disease, the choice of medications,...

  • Treatment guidelines

    A summary of the UK and US antiretroviral treatment guidelines....

  • A to Z of antiretroviral drugs

    A description of licensed and investigational antiretroviral agents, as well as other drugs used for the treatment of opportunistic infections, side effects, and other illness...

  • A to Z of investigational drugs

    Drugs in the pipeline....

  • A to Z of other drugs

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  • A to Z of illnesses

    Information on the common symptoms experienced by people with HIV or AIDS, and details of opportunistic infections, drug side-effects and other illnesses....

  • A to Z of symptoms

    Information on the symptoms commonly experienced by HIV-positive people, as a result of HIV infection or drug treatments, including their causes and what to do...

  • A to Z of tests

    A list of medical tests and procedures for problems commonly encountered by HIV-positive people in the UK, detailing what they involve, and when and why...

HIV treatments directory