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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.

By Myles Helfand

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Viread for HIV Treatment and Prevention: Everything You Need to Know

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By Michael Broder
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Tivicay (Dolutegravir) for HIV Treatment: Everything You Need to Know

The integrase inhibitor Tivicay is a critical component of some of the most commonly used HIV treatment regimens in the U.S. today.

By Michael Broder
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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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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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Isentress (Raltegravir): Everything You Need to Know

The basics on the first HIV integrase inhibitor, including recommended dosing, what its potential side effects are, and how it stacks up against more recently approved drugs in its class.

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.