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Odefsey for HIV Treatment: Everything You Need to Know

Deeeply researched and medically reviewed, our "no-BS basics" on Odefsey will get you in the know about the most important info regarding this single-tablet HIV treatment regimen.

By Michael Broder
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Atripla for HIV Treatment: Everything You Need to Know

It's the oldest single-tablet regimen for HIV. But is it washed up as a viable treatment option? Here's a top expert's take.

By David Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H.
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Genvoya for HIV Treatment: Everything You Need to Know

It’s not considered a “preferred” option for starting HIV treatment in the U.S., but Genvoya still has its place in our medication arsenal.

By David Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H.
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Dovato for HIV Treatment: Everything You Need to Know

What makes this two-drug regimen for HIV so unique? An expert HIV clinician walks us through the details.

By David Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H.
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Triumeq for HIV Treatment: Everything You Need to Know

Get an HIV doc's rundown of the most important info to understand about this three-drug, single-tablet regimen.

By David Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H.
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Biktarvy for HIV Treatment: Everything You Need to Know

A top-notch HIV doctor dishes the details on one of the U.S.'s recommended first-line HIV treatment drugs.

By David Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H.
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How Antiviral Drugs Have Evolved, From Herpes to HIV to COVID-19, in 40 Years

Michael Broder explores the decades-long journey from experimental treatments for herpes to COVID-19, with HIV along the way.

By Michael Broder
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Whatever Happened to HIV Superinfection?

Superinfection—when someone living with HIV is infected with a second strain of the virus—is a scary prospect. But is it a concern in the era of modern HIV treatment?

By William Wells
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Is Your HIV Viral Load Normal?

An expert HIV doctor explains viral load testing, what "undetectable" and "unquantifiable" really mean, and how to make sense of your latest numbers.

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.
Q&A: Ask the Experts

Proviral DNA(RTI,PI,Int Inhib) Not Performed

Recently, my doctor ordered this resistance test. When the results came back, it stated that the test could not be performed, probably because sufficient DNA could not be collected. A repeat test was performed and the same non-results came back. I ha...

By Mark Holodniy, M.D.