If you are experiencing a medical emergency please dial 911 immediately
Generally, infection with HIV doesn't make people sick, except for the flu-like illness that may develop shortly after they become infected. Most people who are infected with HIV get sick because their immune systems become weak and cannot fight off other infections. So preventing opportunistic infections is an important part of treatment for HIV.
If you have been diagnosed with HIV infection, make sure that you and your partner are up to date on the following immunizations:
Also check if you need the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine.
Work with your doctors to decide which medicines to use, based on:
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Peter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine|
|Last Revised||August 14, 2013|
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