HIV/AIDS Treatment

HIV/AIDS Treatment 2017-07-09T16:10:10+00:00

The first approved treatment for HIV, AZT, became available in 1987. To date, there are approximately 30 additional approved drugs that have prolonged the lives of those infected with HIV. Antiretrovirals (ARVs), Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART or ART), and “the cocktail” are some of the most common and effective treatments.

HIV treatment drugs are available in five different classes: each class attacking the virus at different stages in its cycle. Because of this, the treatment regimen for HIV patients can be strict, but it is of utmost importance for maintaining a healthy immune system and limiting the amount of virus in one’s body.

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In the News

  • Prisoners to undergo HIV test in state February 22, 2018
    JAIPUR: Inmates of jails across the state will undergo testing for HIV as Rajasthan State AIDS Control Society (RSACS) and Rajasthan Prisons headquarter, Rajasthan signed MoU for providing HIV prevention and treatment services for prison inmates in the state on Tuesday. Recently in Udaipur's ...
  • 2800 HIV-positive cases in Kazakhstan last year, prevalence remains low, says health official February 22, 2018
    And antiretroviral therapy for HIV-infected people is provided at the expense of the national budget,” she added. Today, 29,980 people are registered in the Kazakh regional and city centres of AIDS and in dispensary records. Every year in Kazakhstan, about 150-200 HIV-positive foreigners are identified ...
  • Birth control programs for the drug addicted February 21, 2018
    More questions need explored: Could a safe-sex agenda, within a birth-control program, help prevent AIDS/HIV, Hepatitis B and sexually transmitted diseases? Could health departments give out condoms along with new syringes to drug-addicted males and females? Could health departments visit ...
  • FDA Tentatively Approves Once-Daily, Fixed Dose Combination HIV Treatment February 21, 2018
    ... approved Mylan's New Drug Application for Dolutegravir, Emtricitabine, and Tenofovir Alafenamide Tablets, 50mg/200mg/25mg, for the treatment of HIV/AIDS, ... fixed dose combination will be immediately available in developing countries as a first-line regimen for people being treated for HIV/AIDS.
  • Bias by Insurers Over a Drug to Prevent HIV February 21, 2018
    Discrimination by insurance companies against people taking the drug Truvada as an effective H.I.V. prevention method shows us that we still have a long way to go to educate insurers and other health officials about the realities of H.I.V.-AIDS. This kind of “other” treatment also harkens to the darkest ...