HIV Drugs – Basic Information

General 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.
  • FDA-Approved HIV Medicines.  This fact sheet from AIDSInfo lists the FDA-approved medications that are used to treat HIV infection.  The fact sheet has the following information for each drug or combination pill: the generic and brand names, the date of FDA approval, and links to more detailed information about the particular drug or combination. Also available in Spanish.
  • Drug names and manufacturers (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish version
  • What Is antiretroviral therapy? (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish version
  • HIV Treatment (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – CDC)
  • Taking Current Antiretroviral drugs (AIDS InfoNet) and Spanish version
  • Antiretroviral Therapy in 2015 – one leading HIV doctor’s perspective on HIV treatment

Nucleoside and Nucleotide Reverse-Transcriptase Inhibitors (“Nukes”)

Non-Nucleoside Reverse-Transcriptase Inhibitors (“Non-Nukes”)

Protease Inhibitors

Entry Inhibitors (including Attachment and Fusion Inhibitors)

Integrase Inhibitors

Drug Level Boosters

Combination Pills Containing More Than One HIV Drug

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