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    HIV / AIDS

    HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is typically a sexually transmitted infection. It can spread through contact with infected blood and certain bodily fluids such as semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. HIV attacks the cells in the immune system that protect against infection. Without treatment, over time the virus continues to multiply and attack immune system cells and lead to the development of AIDS. AIDS severely weakens the immune system leading to infections and even death. Signs and symptoms will vary depending on the stage of the infection. Most patients develop flu like symptoms within a month after being infected. Possible signs and symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, rash, chills, sore throat, night sweats, and diarrhea.

    Treatment

  • There are many medications available that can slow disease progression and reduce risk of infections. Patients need to take a combination of these medications on a consistent basis to prevent development of resistance. These antiviral medications work by slowing or preventing the virus from multiplying.
  • Some Medications (not a complete list):
    • Atripla (efavirenz/emtricitabine/tenofovir) – Atripla Website
        o Medication Guide PDF
    • Combivir (lamivudine and zidovudine) - Combivir Website
    • Fuzeon (enfuvirtide) - Fuzeon Website
    • Intelence (etravirine) - Intelence Website
    • Isentress (raltegravir) - Isentress Website
    • Kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) – Kaletera Website
    • Norvir (ritonavir) - Norvir Website
    • Prezista (darunavir) - Prezista Website
        o Medication Guide PDF
    • Reyataz (atazanavir) - Reyataz Website
    • Selzentry (maraviroc) - Selzentry Website
    • Sustiva (efavirenz) – Sustiva Website
    • Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) - Truvada Website
    • Viramune (nevirapine) - Viramune Website
    • Viread (tenofovir) - Viread Website
        o Medication Guide PDF
    • Ziagen (abacavir) - Ziagen Website
  • Helpful Links:
    World Health Organization 
    AIDS United
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