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

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. January 2023.

UK guide to PrEP

Access to PrEP in the UK. How to buy PrEP online. Options for dosing. Testing and monitoring. December 2022.

Introduction to ART

What is ART (antiretroviral treatment)? How does it work? When to start? Which drugs? Side effects, adherence and resistance. June 2022.

ART in pictures: HIV treatment explained

Easy way to learn about ART. Six pictures and easy text. The HIV lifecycle, adherence, CD4 and viral load results, cure research and more. April 2022.

Record your treatment

Side effects diary and other charts from our Treatment Passport. Record your CD4 count, viral load, treatment history and other information. April 2022

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. November 2021.

Changing treatment

When viral load rebounds. Second-line therapy and drug resistance. Access to latest drugs. August 2021.

HIV testing and sexual transmission

Sexual health for you and your partner. Understanding risk. PrEP. U=U. How and when to test. What the results mean. June 2021.

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. April 2019.

HIV meds

Listing for each HIV drug with links to patient and prescribing info.

Hepatitis C for people living with HIV

Testing, monitoring and treatment (DAAs) of hepatitis C coinfection. The high cure rate with latest HCV drugs makes this 2017 guide now less relevant in 2023.

Making our guides easy to read

Using non-technical language makes i-Base guides easy to read for as many people as possible. Info about using non-technical language – January 2023.

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.