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HIV/AIDS Medication Basics


Thirty-three medications have been approved by the U.S. government to fight HIV and AIDS, with many more in development. To learn when and how they are used, read up on the basics about HIV/AIDS medications and use the list below.

HIV/AIDS medications fall into several groups, or "classes." Each class attacks HIV a little differently, and has diverse risks and benefits. To maximize the impact against HIV, a treatment regimen is made up of drugs from different classes.

View HIV/AIDS medications by generic name.

Aptivus (Tipranavir)
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Atripla (Efavirenz/Tenofovir/FTC)
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Combivir (AZT/3TC)
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Complera (Rilpivirine/Tenofovir/FTC)
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Crixivan (Indinavir)
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Edurant (Rilpivirine)
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Emtriva (Emtricitabine, FTC)
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Epivir (3TC, Lamivudine)
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Epzicom (Abacavir/3TC, Kivexa)

Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide, T-20)
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Hivid (Zalcitabine, ddC)

Intelence (Etravirine, TMC125)
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Invirase (Saquinavir)
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Isentress (Raltegravir, MK-0518)
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Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)
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Lexiva (Fosamprenavir, Telzir)
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Norvir (Ritonavir)
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Prezista (Darunavir)
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Rescriptor (Delavirdine)
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Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)
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Reyataz (Atazanavir)
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Selzentry (Maraviroc, Celsentri)
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Stribild (Elvitegravir/Cobicistat/FTC/Tenofovir)
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Sustiva (Efavirenz, Stocrin)
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Tivicay (Dolutegravir)
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Trizivir (AZT/3TC/Abacavir)
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Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC)
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Videx (Didanosine, ddI)
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Viracept (Nelfinavir)
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Viramune (Nevirapine)
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Viread (Tenofovir)
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Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)
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Ziagen (Abacavir)
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