Guides

Easy to read, up-to-date guides to HIV treatment, and sexual transmission and testing of HIV. About our guides.

ART in pictures: HIV treatment explained

Six pictures with easy text to explain ART, the HIV lifecycle, adherence, test results, cure research and more. June 2017

Hepatitis C for people living with HIV

What is hepatitis C? New drugs (DAAs) and access. Testing, diagnosis and monitoring. FibroScan. April 2017.

UK guide to PrEP

Guide to PrEP in the UK. How to buy PrEP online. Options for dosing. Testing and monitoring. November 2016.

Introduction to ART

What is ART (antiretroviral treatment)? How does it work? CD4 and viral load tests. When to start. Which drug. Side effects, adherence and resistance. September 2016.

HIV meds

Each med described with links to patient and prescribing info.

HIV and your quality of life

Side effects and living well with HIV. Talking with your doctor. Ageing well. Diet and exercise. Tips to help. August 2016.

HIV testing and sexual transmission

Sexual health for you and your partner. Understanding transmission risks. How and when to test. What the results mean. July 2016.

Community guide to HIV research

How HIV clinical trials work and why research is important. How to understand results. The role of the advocate in research. December 2015.

HIV, pregnancy and women’s health

Planning your pregnancy. HIV treatment when pregnant. Important monitoring tests. Stopping your baby getting HIV. After baby is born. December 2015.

Record your treatment

Side effects diary and other charts from our Treatment Passport. Record your CD4 count, viral load, treatment history and other information. September 2015

Changing treatment

Second-line therapy and drug resistance. Why treatment stops working and when to change. February 2015.

Questions and answers

i-Base can answer any question about HIV treatment. If we don't know the answer we will research it. And if there is no clear answer we will tell you.

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