AIDS and Opportunistic Infections

Learn more about the infections that occur more frequently and are more severe in people with weakened immune systems, including people with HIV.

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Telling Others You Have HIV

Learn more about how and when to share your HIV status with others.

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Newly Diagnosed With HIV

If you've been diagnosed with HIV, it means that you were exposed to the virus and a test has shown that you are now living with HIV in your body. Learn more about HIV diagnosis.

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

What Is an Opportunistic Infection?

Key PointsOpportunistic infections (OIs) are infections that occur more often or are more severe in people with weakened immune systems than in people with healthy immune systems. People with weakened immune systems include people living with HIV or ...

By AIDSinfo

More Than a Call

Angela Jordan and her team take over 700 calls a year from people looking to connect to HIV-related services. "While it is my job, there's a meaning behind it for me," says Angela.

By Raven Feagins for AIDS Foundation of Chicago

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

Understanding the Immune System

Table of Contents

Introduction Key Organs of the Immune System Key Cells of the Immune System HIV and the Immune System


The immune system is made up of cells and organs that protect your body from outside invaders such as bacter...

By The Well Project

Living With HIV

Today, an estimated 1.1 million people are living with HIV in the United States. Thanks to better treatments, people with HIV are now living longer -- and with a better quality of life -- than ever before. If you are living with HIV, it's important t...

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

IS there a simpler regimen?

I'm taking the following: Prezista 600 mg 2x/day, Norvir 100mg 2x/day, Tivicay 50mg 2x/day, Descovy 1x/day, and Intelence 200 mg 2x/day. This seems like a lot of medicine! Especially b/c the only drug I'm mostly resistant to in this combo is the FTC ...

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.