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HIV and Rash

Key PointsA rash is an irritated area of the skin that is sometimes itchy, red, and painful.Possible causes of rash in people with HIV include HIV infection itself, other infections, HIV medicines, and other medicines.Rash is among the most common si...

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HIV and Lactic Acidosis

Key PointsLactic acidosis is a condition caused by the buildup of lactic acid in the blood. The condition is a rare but serious side effect of some HIV medicines.HIV medicines in the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) drug class may ca...

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An Overview of Aptivus (Tipranavir)

Brand Name: Aptivus Other Name(s): Tipranavir, TPV Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors

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Selzentry (Maraviroc) for HIV Prevention

This fact sheet covers the current status of investigations into the use of Selzentry as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

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What Is an Investigational HIV Drug?

This fact sheet explains what investigational HIV drugs are, how trials are conducted, and how access can be obtained through clinical trials and expanded access programs.

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HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials

Key PointsHIV/AIDS clinical trials are research studies that look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat HIV/AIDS. Clinical trials are the fastest way to determine if new medical approaches to HIV/AIDS are safe and effective in people.Examples of...

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What Is a Latent HIV Reservoir?

A latent HIV reservoir is a group of immune cells in the body that are infected with HIV but are not actively producing new HIV. Read this fact sheet to learn how researchers are working to clear out latent reservoirs.

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An Overview of Epclusa (Sofosbuvir/Velpatasvir)

Brand Name: Epclusa Other Names: sofosbuvir/velpatasvir, SOF/VLP Drug Class: Opportunistic Infections and Coinfections

What Is Sofosbuvir/Velpatasvir?

Sofosbuvir/velpatasvir is a prescription medicine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administrati...

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HIV Testing

Key PointsHIV testing shows whether a person is infected with HIV. HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). AIDS is the most advanced stage of HIV infection.The Centers for...

HIV Progression

The Stages of HIV Infection

Key PointsWithout treatment with HIV medicines, HIV infection advances in stages, getting worse over time.The three stages of HIV infection are (1) acute HIV infection, (2) chronic HIV infection, and (3) acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).Th...