Guides

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

About our guides.

new-HCV-cover-2013-80x112Hepatitis C for people living with HIV

What is hepatitis C? New drugs and treatment. Testing, diagnosis and monitoring. FibroScan and biopsy. Living with hepatitis C coinfection. November 2013.

Introduction to combination therapy

What is combination therapy? How does it work? CD4 and viral load tests. When to start. Which drug. Side effects, adherence and resistance. April 2013.

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. March 2013.

HIV medsHIV meds

Each med described with links to patient and prescribing info.

Changing treatment

Second-line therapy and drug resistance. Why treatment stops working and when to change. February 2013.

HIV and your quality of life

Side effects & other complications. Talking with your doctor. HIV & ageing. Diet and exercise. Tips to help. July 2012.

ChartRecord your treatment

Side effects diary and other charts from our Treatment Passport to record your CD4 count, viral load, treatment history and other information. September 2009

Clinical trials guide coverCommunity guide to HIV research

How clinical trials work, why they are important, understanding the results and the role of the advocate in research. March 2009.

Questions and answers