The AIDS InfoNet provides current information on HIV and AIDS treatment and prevention in English and ten other languages. Click on the links below to view fact sheets related to ART.

Medications to Fight HIV

In addition to the documents listed below, AIDSInfoNet.org has individual fact sheets on all ART medications.

401. Taking Current Antiretroviral Drugs (2 pages)
A chart showing currently approved antiretroviral drugs and standard dosages. There are notes on how to take and store each drug, and on the most common side effects.
[Revised September 26, 2014]

 

402. Drug Names and Manufacturers
A chart showing the various names of HIV antiretroviral drugs, including their manufacturer and year of FDA approval.
[Reviewed September 30, 2014]

 

403. What Is Antiretroviral Therapy (ART)?
General overview of antiretroviral therapy for HIV
[Revised July 23, 2014]

 

404. U.S. Antiretroviral Therapy Guidelines
A discussion of official US guidelines for treatment of HIV.
[Revised April 5, 2016]

 

405. Adherence
Adherence means taking all your pills every day, on time. This fact sheet discusses why this is so important, and gives some advice on how to make it easier to do.
[Reviewed April 21, 2014]

 

406. Treatment Interruptions
Many people with HIV would like to stop taking their medications, at least for a while. This might help some people, but it can have some serious risks.
[Reviewed February 24, 2014]

 

407. Drug Interactions
Some drugs affect how quickly other drugs are removed from the body. This can cause an overdose or drug levels that are too low to be effective. Food and herbal products can also change drug levels.
[Reviewed September 30, 2014]

 

408. Salvage Therapy
A description of "salvage therapy" for people with HIV who have used up most of their antiretroviral treatment options
[Reviewed September 30, 2014]