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A 40-year-old male asked:

How is hiv treated?

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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Medication: There are different virus strains, so depending on this and several other factors, the doctor will prescribe anti-viral medication.
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Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff commented
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Antiviral medications will always be used in combinations, so as to minimize the development of resistance in this virus that mutates continually. These meds must be carefully tailored to the patient as well as to the strain of virus identified and its sensitivity to different classes of drugs. See an expert in HIV treatment.
Oct 15, 2013

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What is hiv?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Top resource for HIV: People in north america wanting basic and advanced information about the disease HIV or aids, diagnosis and treatment, resources, caregiving and prevention should start with this from the cdc: http://www.Cdc.Gov/hiv/topics/basic/index.Htm#hiv.
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