Introduction to combination therapy (April 2013)

This guide includes information about the most important aspects of HIV treatment. It is written and reviewed by HIV-positive treatment people and uses everyday language to explain medical terms.

Main changes to this edition include:

The main changes to this edition including new sections on:

  • Why treatment guidelines don’t all use the same CD4 count to start treatment  – this link online and new page 18 in the print/PDF.
  • Using treatment to reduce the risk of transmission. This includes starting treatment earlier – this link online and new page 19 in the print/PDF (and throughout the guide).
  • Changes to the structure of NHS services and access to different drugs in the UK – this link online and new page 39 in the print/PDF.
  • Generic HIV drugs: which meds are affected, changes in formulations and safety of generics  – this link online and new page 40 in the print/PDF.

Updates include new infomation on:

Updates to the ARV chart inserted as a 4-page section into the centre pages of the print version: