Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), is a rapidly evolving virus with no known cure that essentially attacks a person’s immune system.

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), is a rapidly evolving virus with no known cure that essentially attacks a person’s immune system. If left untreated, HIV can lead to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), which badly damages the body’s immune system and leaves it susceptible to other opportunistic infections such as Hepatitis C. HIV is easily manageable with proper treatment and medical care, and a regimen of medicines to control the virus. 

Due to the complexity of HIV, there are multiple therapeutic regimens that patients may take to combat the virus.  Issues such as drug specific virus resistance, concomitant viral infections, and other opportunistic infections may force a prescriber to adjust or change a patient’s therapy. Some of the medications (and their subsequent classes) associated with HIV Therapy include (click the green links to be taken to the manufacturer’s web page):

 

    Single Tablet Regimens

    Non-Nucleoside Reverse-Transcriptase Inhibitors (NNRTI’s)

    Nucleoside Reverse-Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTI’s)

    Integrase Inhibitors