HIV and Its Treatment: What You Should Know--Health Information for Patients

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HIV and Its Treatment: What You Should Know--Health Information for Patients

Description

These fact sheets are intended for use by people recently diagnosed with HIV infection or those who are considering starting HIV treatment. The fact sheets are designed as a series but may be used as stand-alone documents. Information in these fact sheets is based on Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents.

These fact sheets address the following topics:

  • Testing HIV positive–Do I have AIDS?
  • Seeing an HIV doctor
  • Starting anti-HIV medications
  • Recommended HIV treatment regimens
  • Approved medications to treat HIV infection
  • Is my treatment regimen working?
  • HIV treatment regimen failure
  • Changing my HIV treatment regimen
  • What is treatment adherence?
  • Adhering to my HIV treatment regimen
  • Understanding HIV prevention

Developer:

AIDSinfo

Funding Sources:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

History

Release Date: 2004
Review Date: 2008
Recent Summary: March 2008
Original Summary: April 2005
Last Updated: 10/15/08

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