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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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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.
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Interviews

The Program That Keeps Half a Million People With HIV Alive and Well Turns 30 This Month

We spoke to two experts about the origin, evolution, and future of the Ryan White CARE Act, passed on August 18, 1990.

By Tim Murphy
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Descovy: Everything You Need to Know

Info you need about Descovy as part of HIV treatment regimens and HIV prevention (PrEP).

By David Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H.
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Features

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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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.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
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What You Need to Know About HIV Medications

We walk you through the basics on how HIV medications work, what side effects they can cause, how they've improved over the years, the causes and solutions of drug resistance, and what the future holds in store.

By David Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H.
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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.

By David Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H.