HIV & AIDS Drugs: Overview

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Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and may be contracted through exposure to bodily fluids, including but not limited to blood and semen.

The virus attacks and destroys the body's infection fighting white blood cells. With a reduction in white blood cells, a carrier of HIV becomes more susceptible to various infections, one or more of which lead to eventual death. Several drug therapies are available to HIV positive individuals, and combinations of these drugs have been successful in slowing the progress of HIV.

View sub-topics at right to learn more about some specific drugs used to treat HIV and AIDS and some of the drugs' more serious adverse side effects.

See Also

  1. Agenerase / Amprenavir: Overview
  2. Prescription & Over-the-Counter Drugs: Overview
  3. Norvir / Ritonavir: Overview
  4. Serostim: Overview
  5. T-Factor: Overview
  6. Videx / Didanosine
  7. Viramune / Nevirapine
  8. Zerit / Stavudine
  9. Ziagen / Abacavir Sulfate
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