Starting HIV Treatment and Medical Care

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Take Care of Yourself

Once you receive an HIV diagnosis, there are important first steps you should take. This fact sheet explains how to find care and work with your health care team.

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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.

By The Well Project

HIV Treatment, the Viral Reservoir, and HIV DNA

Understand how HIV lies dormant inside a small number of cells in the body, resulting in viral reservoirs.

By National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Pennies From Above: HIV Treatment Can Be Costly, but There's Help

Increasingly individuals have to pay co-insurance (a percentage of the cost of the medication) for HIV medications. The good news is that help is out there.

By Positively Aware

Is Your HIV Care Provider the Right Fit for You?

We asked some of the most experienced, well-respected HIV physicians in the U.S.: How can a person determine whether or not their HIV care provider is a good fit for them? What’s a great question that they can ask a potential health care provider?

By Myles Helfand

HIV Treatment: The Basics

Key PointsAntiretroviral therapy (ART) is the use of HIV medicines to treat HIV infection. People on ART take a combination of HIV medicines (called an HIV regimen) every day.ART is recommended for everyone who has HIV. People with HIV should start A...

By AIDSinfo

Trivenz while pregnant

Hi I just want to know if is it safe to take trivenz while I'm pregnant. I founded out that I'm HIV + and my doctor prescribe me take HIV treatment, I went to the chemist with the prescription and they gave me Trivenz. When I'm reading the paper insi...

By Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Cd4 155

I just got my cd4 result n is 154 I will be taking antibiotics by today and worst I'm diabetic with high blood and high cholesterol. Am I going to die very soon. How am I going to go through with it.

By Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Please answer, I need to know what to do before renewing my annual ARV prescription

Hello, I was diagnosed in HIV1 acute infection in May 2017 with a viral load of 10 millions. I started taking Genvoya since then. Actually, 9 months after starting the treatment, My viral load is fluctuating between <40 and 70 ... plus one month afte...

By Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Teevir and other meds (Efavirenz/lamivudine/tenofovir)

Dear Doc, Please help response, i need your good advice! My viral load are undetectable, and CD4 are high last tested couple months back. So far I have been taking Efavirenz/lamivudine/tenofovir (EFV/3TC/TDF) almost over 2 years, but i have recently ...

By Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.