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HIV Treatment and Medical Care

Starting HIV Treatment and Medical Care

Chapter One

Starting HIV Treatment: 7 Important Questions and Answers

When it comes to taking HIV medications, you may have a ton of questions: When’s the best time to start? What are the best meds to start with? Do I really need to be on meds at all? We’re here to answer those questions and put your mind at ease.

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Interviews

How Providers Are Helping People With HIV When Health Systems are Strained Due to Coronavirus

One nurse practitioner in the U.S. talks about his experience providing HIV care in the time of COVID-19.

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Reference

Your Prescription Is Ready: Best Ways to Work With Your Pharmacist

Though they may not be top-of-mind when you think about your health, pharmacists are an important part of your HIV care team. Pharmacist Jennifer Cocohoba suggests some ways to make sure you're getting the most out of your pharmacy visits.

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HIV Treatment: Everything You Need to Know

We've got you covered on the most important info regarding HIV medications, finding mental/social support, working with a health care team, using natural/complementary therapies, and the search for an HIV cure.

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Personal Stories

Healing Is an Important Part of an HIV Diagnosis

Sure, there are physical and lifestyle changes that come along with an HIV diagnosis. But just as important is taking time to heal from trauma.

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Interviews

HIV's Biggest Hurdles in Queens, New York, Are Affordable Housing and Trump's Immigration Policies

In one of the most diverse counties in the U.S., AIDS Center Queens County provides PrEP, HIV treatment, and other services, but gentrification and anti-immigrant policies make its efforts difficult.

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Newly Diagnosed With HIV: Now What?

Down-to-earth tips on mental health, medical care, and practical steps from a person who's been there, offered in the hope of speeding you from the challenges of today to a calmer and more joyful future.

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Getting HIV Drugs in the U.S.

Learn about many options for getting HIV drugs in the U.S. -- private insurers, ACA marketplaces, ADAP, Medicaid, Medicare, and more.

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News Analysis

Updates on HIV Treatment Advances and Other Notes From IAS 2019

NIAID's Carl Dieffenbach, Ph.D., joins Anne Rancourt to discuss some key takeaways from the 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science.

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Interviews

Longtime HIV Survivor Reminisces About the Atlanta Buyers Club

Christopher Harris recently shared his compelling story with StoryCorps. He gave us a taste of the uncut version.

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News Analysis

Dovato Is a Newly Approved Two-Drug HIV Regimen. Do Fewer Drugs Mean a Lower-Cost HIV Treatment?

Advocates say the price is a step in the right direction. But does it go far enough?