AIDS Health Topics

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This eMedTV resource explains how AIDS is the most advanced stage of an HIV infection, when microbes that don't normally infect healthy people can be life-threatening. Information on its prevalence, especially among minorities, is also provided.
It is rare -- but possible -- for a sinus infection (sinusitis) to be caused by a fungus. This part of the eMedTV site discusses fungal sinusitis in greater detail, explaining the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of this potentially dangerous condition.
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) gradually makes the body unable to fight certain cancers and infections. This eMedTV Web page discusses the diagnosis, prevention, transmission, and symptoms of HIV and AIDS.
Featured Medications
Agenerase is commonly prescribed in conjunction with other medicines to treat HIV and AIDS. This eMedTV article provides an overview of Agenerase, including how the drug works, general precautions, dosing tips, and possible side effects.
Aptivus is a medicine that is often prescribed with ritonavir for the treatment of HIV and AIDS. This eMedTV resource describes how the drug works, explains what you should know before taking it, and lists common side effects that may occur.
Atripla is a prescription HIV and AIDS medication. This eMedTV article describes the various components that are in the combination drug, explains how Atripla works to stop HIV from multiplying, and offers dosing information for the medicine.
Combivir, a prescription medication, helps prevent the HIV virus from spreading to uninfected cells. This eMedTV resource describes the drug in detail, explaining how it works, when and how it should be taken, side effects, and more.
Complera is a medicine prescribed for the treatment of HIV and AIDS. This page of the eMedTV Web site offers an in-depth overview of this combination medication, including details on potential side effects, dosing tips, and general safety precautions.
Crixivan is a medication that is commonly prescribed for treating HIV and AIDS. This article on the eMedTV site explains what you should know before taking this drug, describes how it works, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
People who experience nausea and vomiting related to chemotherapy may benefit from dronabinol. This eMedTV resource provides a detailed overview of this prescription drug, with information on side effects, dosing, and what to do in cases of overdose.
Available by prescription only, Edurant is a medication used in the treatment of HIV and AIDS. This page of the eMedTV site discusses what you should know before taking this drug, explains how it works, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Egrifta is prescribed for people who have lipodystrophy, which is a common side effect of HIV medications. This eMedTV segment provides a detailed look at this drug, with information on dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
Emtriva is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of HIV and AIDS. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this medication, including information on how it works, possible side effects, tips on when and how to take it, and more.
Epoetin alfa is a medicine used to treat anemia due to chemotherapy, renal failure, or zidovudine. This eMedTV page explains how it works and offers more details on the drug's effects, dosing information, and possible side effects.
Epzicom is a medication that is available by prescription to treat HIV and AIDS. This page on the eMedTV site describes this medicine in more detail and offers an in-depth look at its effects, dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and more.
Fuzeon is prescribed in combination with other drugs to treat HIV and AIDS. This eMedTV article provides detailed information on the medication, including potential side effects, dosing information, and important tips and precautions.
A healthcare provider may prescribe Hivid as part of a treatment plan for HIV or AIDS. This eMedTV article provides an overview of Hivid, explaining how the drug works, possible side effects, and tips for when and how to take the medication.
Intelence is a prescription medication commonly used as part of an HIV "cocktail" to treat HIV and AIDS. This eMedTV article describes how the drug works, offers dosing guidelines, and explains what side effects may occur with treatment.
Invirase is typically prescribed to treat HIV or AIDS. This selection from the eMedTV Web site provides an overview of this medication, including information on how it works, possible side effects, and tips for when and how to take it.
Isentress is a prescription drug that is used in combination with other HIV medicines to treat HIV and AIDS. This eMedTV article describes how Isentress works, offers general dosing guidelines, and provides some general precautions for the drug.
Kaletra is commonly prescribed along with other HIV medications for the treatment of HIV or AIDS. This eMedTV article describes how this medication works, explains when and how to take it, and lists possible side effects that may occur with treatment.
Lamivudine is a prescription drug licensed for treating hepatitis B and HIV or AIDS. This page from the eMedTV archives explains how this medication works, describes its clinical effects, offers dosing tips and guidelines, and more.
Lexiva is a medicine that is often used as part of an HIV "cocktail" for the treatment of HIV and AIDS. This eMedTV resource describes the effects of this drug, explains when and how to take it, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
If you have multiple myeloma or ovarian cancer, your doctor may recommend liposomal doxorubicin. This eMedTV article describes this type of chemotherapy in detail, explaining how it works, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
The prescription drug Megace is licensed for various uses in people with AIDS and certain cancers. This eMedTV Web page describes how this medicine works for specific uses, explains some tips on how to take it, lists possible side effects, and more.
Norvir is often prescribed as a "booster" drug to increase the level of other HIV medicines in the blood. This eMedTV article explains how Norvir is used, describes the effects of the medication, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Prezista is a medicine commonly used as part of an HIV "cocktail" for the treatment of HIV and AIDS. This eMedTV segment explains what you should know before taking this medication, offers dosing information, lists possible side effects, and more.
Rescriptor is a prescription medicine that is licensed for treating HIV and AIDS. This article on the eMedTV Web site describes the drug in detail, including information on its effects, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
Retrovir is approved for the treatment of HIV infection and AIDS. This eMedTV Web page describes the effects of the drug in detail, explains what you should know before taking it, lists possible side effects that can occur, and more.
Reyataz is a prescription drug that is approved to treat HIV and AIDS. This eMedTV article explains how Reyataz helps prevent HIV from multiplying, describes when and how to take the drug, and lists side effects that may occur with treatment.
The body uses selenium (a trace mineral) to help treat or prevent certain health conditions. This eMedTV Web article provides an overview of selenium, including information on how it works, possible side effects, and general safety concerns.
Selzentry is a prescription medicine that is specifically designed to treat a certain type of HIV virus. This eMedTV article explains how Selzentry works, outlines some possible side effects, and provides some tips for when and how to take the drug.
Sustiva is a prescription HIV and AIDS medication. This article on the eMedTV Web site explains how the medicine works and offers a more in-depth look at the drug's effects, dosing information, possible side effects, and more.
Trizivir is a prescription drug that is commonly used for the treatment of HIV or AIDS. This page on the eMedTV site describes how this product works, offers general dosing information, and explains what you should know before starting treatment.
Truvada is drug that is often used in drug "cocktails" for the treatment of HIV and AIDS. This part of the eMedTV Web site discusses the medication's effects, describes how it works, and explains what you should know before starting treatment.
Videx is a prescription medication used to treat HIV and AIDS by preventing the HIV virus from multiplying. This eMedTV article provides detailed information on Videx, including potential side effects and important tips for taking the drug.
Viracept is a medicine that is often used in combination with other drugs as part of an HIV "cocktail." This eMedTV page explains how the drug works for treating HIV and AIDS, offers dosing information, and lists possible side effects.
Viramune is a prescription medication that is used for treating HIV and AIDS. This eMedTV page explains how Viramune helps prevent HIV from spreading to uninfected cells, lists possible side effects of the drug, and offers general dosing information.
Viramune XR is a prescription drug licensed for the treatment of HIV and AIDS. This selection from the eMedTV site further discusses how Viramune XR works, outlines some possible side effects, and provides some tips for when and how to take the drug.
Viread is a prescription HIV, AIDS, and hepatitis B drug. This eMedTV page discusses the medication in more detail, including information on how it works, when and how to take it, and what you should know before starting treatment.
Zerit is a prescription medication that is used for treating the HIV virus and AIDS. This eMedTV article describes the effects of the drug, explains how the medicine works, and provides dosing tips and precautions for the medication.
Ziagen is a prescription medication that is used for the treatment of HIV and AIDS. This eMedTV article provides an overview of how the drug works, explains what you should know before taking it, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
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