See also: HIV Drugs – Basic Information, HIV Prevention – General Information, Opportunistic Illnesses and Related Conditions – General Information
- HIV Basics/HIV 101 – Poz fact sheet
- After You’ve Tested Positive – Project Inform easy-to-read booklet
- Personal tracking charts – Project Inform charts for tracking T-cell counts, viral load, medications, and other important health information
- 2016 HIV Drug Chart. (June 2016, Poz)
Background Information About HIV Medications
- HIV Drug Chart. Chart from Positively Aware’s Drug Guide with basic information about each antiretroviral drug and combination pill or tablet approved by FDA. For each drug or combination, the chart includes: its brand name, generic name, and common abbreviations used; detailed dosing information; and a color image.
- Treatments for HIV and AIDS. Web page from Poz that lists FDA-approved antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), as well as selected experimental drugs. For each drug or combination, the page includes: a small color picture of the pill or tablet, its brand name, generic name, and common abbreviations; and a link to an associated web page with more detailed information about drug, including what it is, how it is dosed, and drug interactions and side effects.
Fact Sheets from AIDSInfo
The federal AIDSInfo website has many easy-to-read fact sheets on a range of HIV/AIDS topics. These resources are designed for people living with HIV, their family and friends, and anyone who wants to learn more about HIV/AIDS. The fact sheets focus on these five areas:
- HIV Overview: Topics include: the basics of HIV/AIDS, the stages of HIV infection, the HIV life cycle, FDA-approved HIV medicines, HIV testing, and HIV/AIDS clinical trials.
- HIV Prevention: Topics include: the basics of HIV prevention and the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV.
- HIV Treatment: Topics include: steps to take after a recent HIV diagnosis, when to start antiretroviral therapy, selecting a first HIV regimen, drug resistance, medication adherence, steps to take before and after starting an HIV regimen, and immunizations.
- Side Effects of HIV Medicines: Topics include: side effects people with HIV may experience, such as diabetes, liver problems, high blood fat levels, lactic acidosis, body shape changes (lipodystrophy), osteoporosis, and rash.
- HIV and Women: Topics include: issues specific to women infected with HIV, the use of HIV drugs during pregnancy, and the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV during childbirth and after childbirth.
Fact Sheets from AIDS InfoNet
- How Do I start? and Spanish version
- What Is AIDS? and Spanish version
- HIV Life Cycle and Spanish version
- CD4 Cell Tests and Spanish version
- Viral Load Tests and Spanish version
- What Is Antiviral Therapy (ART)? and Spanish version
- Taking Current Antiretroviral Drugs and Spanish version
- Adherence and Spanish version
- Telling Others You Are HIV Positive and Spanish version
- Stopping the Spread of HIV and Spanish version.
- Safer Sex Guidelines and Spanish version