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Treatments for AIDS

Treatment aims to decrease the amount of virus in the body and keep the immune system as healthy as possible to prevent infections and cancers. Treatment for HIV may involve the following:

MedicationsLifestyle changesOther treatmentsAlternative and complementary treatments

Surgical procedures are sometimes combined with medical therapy for the treatment of various infections and cancers associated with AIDS.

Revision Information

  • A guide to primary care of people with HIV/AIDS. National Institute of Health and Human Services website. Available at: Accessed May 15, 2013.

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines, 2010. MMWR. 2010;59(No. RR-12):1-110.

  • HIV/AIDS. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: Accessed May 15, 2013.

  • HIV/AIDS. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease website. Available at: Accessed May 15, 2013.

  • HIV infection. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: Updated May 7, 2013. Accessed May 15, 2013.

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