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** HIV Prevention **

Currently there is no vaccine for the human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV).
This means that we all have to take preventative steps to avoid HIV
infection. This includes educating yourself, avoiding risky behaviors
 and knowing your HIV status. Since the virus is spread through blood and
other body fluids, the only way to avoid the virus is by avoiding
activities which involve contact with these fluids. Such activities can
include sexual contact (vaginal, anal or oral), drug abuse, childbirth


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Management of HIV/AIDS - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


** Management of HIV/AIDS **

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The *management of HIV/AIDS* normally includes the use of multiple
antiretroviral drugs in an attempt to control HIV infection. There are
several classes of antiretroviral agents that act on different stages of
the HIV life-cycle. The use of multiple drugs that act on different viral
targets is known as highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). HAART
decreases the patient's total burden of HIV, maintains function of the
immune system, and prevents opportunistic infections that often lead to

The American National Institutes of Health and other organizations
recommend offering antiretroviral treatment to all patients with AIDS.
Because of the complexity of selecting and following a regimen, the
severity of the side-effects, and the importance of compliance to prevent
viral resistance, such organizations emphasize the importance of involving
patients in therapy choices and recommend analyzing the risks and the
potential benefits to patients with low viral loads.^[1]


· 1 History
· 2 Classes of drugs
· 3 Combination therapy

· 3.1 Fixed-dose combinations

· 4 Treatment guidelines

· 4.1 Initiation of antiretroviral therapy

· 4.1.1 Current guidelines
· 4.1.2 Baseline resistance

· 4.2 Regimens
· 4.3 Children
· 4.4 HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
· 4.5 Prevention of mother-to-child-transmission (PMTCT)
· 4.6 Treatment as prevention

· 5 Concerns
· 6 In older adults
· 7 Mega-HAART
· 8 Structured treatment interruptions
· 9 Adverse effects
· 10 Pregnancy planning
· 11 Research

· 11.1 Anti-viral hyperactivation limiting therapeutics

· 12 See also
· 13 References
· 14 Further reading
· 15 External links


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