HIV and AIDS treatment

If a person is infected with HIV, he or she is prescribed treatment that can delay the development of AIDS and opportunistic diseases, and some of the latter can be cured. You can buy medicines here

Medicines for HIV and AIDS treatment

The following treatments are used to treat HIV infection:

  1. Medications that directly affect the virus, its life cycles, and prevent its multiplication (antiretroviral drugs or antiretrovirals). There are many drugs that inhibit the reproduction of HIV. However, if any of these drugs are used alone, they will no longer have any effect on HIV over time. The virus becomes insensitive to it (doctors call it drug resistance, or virus resistance). By using several drugs in combination at the same time, the risk of virus resistance can be reduced to a minimum. This type of treatment is called combination antiretroviral therapy. If the virus does become resistant to the used combination of drugs, a new active combination of drugs is prescribed.
  2. Medicines for treating opportunistic diseases. Opportunistic diseases are diseases that can occur at late stages of HIV infection with a weakened immune system. Some of them develop only with HIV infection, while others, in combination with HIV, take on a particularly severe, life-threatening form. The treatment of opportunistic diseases in HIV infection is carried out with medicines, according to recommendations and instructions for their use.
  3. Medications designed to prevent the development of opportunistic infections (drugs for prevention – preventive therapy). Chemoprophylaxis (preventive therapy) of secondary diseases in HIV-infected patients is conducted for epidemiological, clinical and immunological indications. In order to prevent the development of opportunistic infections, preventive therapy is mainly administered with antimicrobial agents. These drugs do not work on the immunodeficiency virus itself. They serve only to prevent the development of opportunistic infections.

Treatment of an HIV-infected patient begins much earlier than AIDS develops. The fact is that even if there are no signs of illness visible to the patient or the doctor, HIV actively affects the body. Therefore, the treatment started on time helps a person to feel healthier longer, prevents opportunistic infections and tumor diseases.

What is antiretroviral therapy?

Antiretroviral drugs have been developed to fight HIV retrovirus. Antiretroviral therapy, also known as combination therapy, triple/quarter therapy, or high-activity antiretroviral therapy, is the simultaneous administration of several antiretroviral drugs. It should include a standard combination of at least three drugs. Single-drug treatment (monotherapy) is unacceptable, except for use in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Treatment with two drugs is also unacceptable.

Do the drugs really help?

Yes, if taken correctly. In all countries where therapy is used, HIV-related illnesses and AIDS-related deaths have decreased. Treatment is effective for men, women and children, regardless of how they have been infected. Taking the medicine exactly according to the doctor’s prescriptions will help reduce the amount of virus in your body to insignificant values. If you start therapy even with a low CD4 count, you can restore your immune system to a level sufficient to defeat many HIV-associated diseases. You can find specialized medicines to treat HIV and AIDS at