An HIV Information Site & HIV Educational Resource Site Site Information Sheets in PDF Format
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Glossary: Terms and Words Used to Describe HIV Infection, Complications, Treatments, and Side Effects

HIV History and General Information

Sexually Transmitted Diseases [Prevention for Positives]

General HIV Treatment Information including Combining Drugs Together

Information about HIV Transmission and Ways to Prevent It

The Relationship With Your Healthcare Provider

Adherence to HIV Therapy

What About Opportunistic Infections?

Lab Test Interpretation

Staph Decontamination

Recommended Vaccinations [including Timing and Possible Side Effects]

Low CD4-Lymphocytes & Prevention of Opportunistic Infections
[click on the CD4 that is appropriate]


Non-nucleoside RT Inhibitors


Generic Brand PDF
Nevirapine Viramune
Efavirenz Sustiva
Delavirdine Rescriptor


Combination  or Co-formulation NRTI Medications
Nucleoside RT Inhibitors Combined in one medication

Medication Components PDF
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 (New) Aptivus (New)


Fusion Inhibitors
Generic Brand PDF
Enfuvirtide Fuzeon


Other Medications Used Commonly By Persons With HIV Infection or AIDS
Sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim - Bactrim or Septra or generic
Rifabutin - Mycobutin
Fluconazole - Diflucan
Azithromycin - Zithromax
Rifabutin - Mycobutin
Atovaquone - Mepron
Erythropoietin - Procrit & Epogen [NEW]
Granulocyte colony stimulating factor - G-CSF - Neupogen [NEW]
Acyclovir - Zovirax or generic [NEW]
Testosterone - Androgel or Testoderm or Androderm [NEW]
Clarithromycin - Biaxin


Side Effect
Symptom Management
Nausea and/or Vomiting
Skin Rash
Mood Changes
Insomnia or Problems Sleeping
Pain, Numbness, or Tingling in the Feet and/or Legs
"peripheral neuropathy"
Abdominal Pain
Erectile Dysfunction
inability to get or maintain an erect penis
Fat Redistribution
"Crix belly"
thinning of the face, arms, and/or legs
Sores or Ulcers in the Mouth
Loss of Appetite