An HIV Information Site & HIV Educational Resource Site (HIS & HERS)

Delta Region AIDS Education Training Center (part of the national AETC), LSU Health Sciences Center (New Orleans,) and the HIV Outpatient Clinic in New Orleans have launched this site to provide persons with HIV & AIDS as well as their friends and family an easy-to-access and user friendly site with clear, accurate, and up-to-date information about HIV care. 

Information is power.  Persons with HIV respond to therapy much more vigorously if they are well educated about the disease and its treatments.

Although certain links may not yet work, there is a growing library of treatment and drug information available below.  If you would like to print out the information, most pages have a Portable Document Format (PDF) link at the bottom which is easy to download and print using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.  Links in this site are usually in purple color.
Site Last Updated 7.13.2006
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HIV Treatment Information Basics

Click HERE for Most of the Site Information In PDF Format for easy downloading and printing.
Glossary: Terms and Words Used to Describe HIV Infection, Complications, Treatments, and Side Effects
General Information about HIV and Its Effects on the Human Body
Information about HIV Transmission and Ways to Prevent It
HIV Transmission and Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Prevention for Persons Infected with HIV
General HIV Treatment Information including Combining Drugs Together
General Adherence Information: taking every dose of every medicine every day
Interpretation of Blood and Lab Tests
Managing Symptoms and Side Effects

Maintaining a Healthy Relationship with your Healthcare Provider
Quackery for HIV (useless and/or dangerous treatments for HIV)
Nutrition Basics [under construction]
Staph Infections including Folliculitis, Furuncles, and Carbuncles (boils) [updated]
Vaccinations Recommended for Persons with HIV (as well as their family members)
A Discussion of Opportunistic Infections
Low T-Cells & Prevention of Opportunistic Infections

HIV-Related Medication Information

Nucleoside RT Inhibitors

Generic Brand Abbreviation PDF
Abacavir Ziagen ABC
Didanosine Videx or Videx EC ddI
 Emtricitabine Emtriva  FTC
Lamivudine Epivir 3TC
Stavudine Zerit d4T
Tenofovir Viread TDF
Zalcitabine Hivid ddC
Zidovudine Retrovir AZT or ZDV


Non-nucleoside RT Inhibitors


Generic Brand PDF
Nevirapine Viramune
Efavirenz Sustiva
Delavirdine Rescriptor


Combination  or Co-formulation Medications

Medication Components PDF
Atripla efavirenz + tenofovir + emtricitabine
Combivir zidovudine + lamivudine
Epzicom abacavir + lamivudine
Trizivir zidovudine + lamivudine + abacavir
Truvada tenofovir + emtricitabine


Protease Inhibitors (PI)

Generic Brand PDF
Amprenavir Agenerase
Atazanavir Reyataz
Fosamprenavir Lexiva
Indinavir Crixivan
Lopinavir + Ritonavir Kaletra
Nelfinavir Viracept
Ritonavir Norvir
Saquinavir Fortovase or Invirase
Tipranavir Aptivus
Darunavir Prezista


Fusion Inhibitors
Generic Brand Abbreviation PDF
Enfuvirtide Fuzeon T-20


Other Medications Used Commonly By Persons With HIV Infection or AIDS
[including preventatives, treatment antibiotics, hormonals, and pain medications]

Generic Brand(s) PDF
Sulfamethoxazole + Trimethoprim Bactrim or Septra or generic
Dapsone generic only
Fluconazole Diflucan
Azithromycin Zithromax
Clarithromycin Biaxin
Rifabutin Mycobutin
Atovaquone Mepron
Erythropoietin Procrit & Epogen
Granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) Neupogen
Acyclovir, Famciclovir, Valacyclovir Zovirax or generic, Famvir, or Valtrex
Testosterone Androgel or Testoderm or Androderm
Gabapentin Neurontin
Opiate pain relievers - hydrocodone, oxycodone, propoxyphene, morphine, fentanyl, methadone [NEW!] Vicodin, Lortab, Percocet, Roxicet, OxyContin, Roxanol, MS Contin, Oramorph, Duragesic, Actiq, Dolophine

Click HERE for Links to other Great sources of HIV Information on the Internet

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This site is conceived, designed, and maintained by
James A Zachary MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine -
 Department of Medicine
Sections of HIV and Infectious Diseases
LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

Contact Information
Email: jameszacharymd(at)
Substitute @ for (at) in email address above

LSU Health Sciences has been devastated by Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005.
Please consider donations to the LSUHSC Foundation or the Red Cross.

For access to important contact information and medication access instructions at the time of disaster situations in New Orleans, click HERE.

This site is sponsored by the Delta AETC and LSU Health Sciences Center.