Peter Shalit MD PhD


HIV Home Care

If a person’s HIV infection progresses, you may be called on to provide home care for that person. A home care course may give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence to provide the care needed. Contact your local Red Cross chapter, Visiting Nurse Association, or AIDS service agency to find out about home care…

Resistance to HIV Medicines

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) changes (mutates) often. Sometimes these changes make the virus resistant to a particular medicine or class of medicines, which means the medicine is no longer effective against the virus. When this happens, the medicine no longer controls virus growth (replication) or protects the…

HIV Rapid Progressors

Rapid progressors are people with HIV who develop AIDS within a few years if they don’t receive treatment. About 5% to 10% of people who are infected with HIV are rapid progressors. It isn’t known why the infection progresses faster in these people. They may have already had another problem with their immune systems.

Antiretroviral medicines for HIV

What are the most important things you need to know about your medicines? Make sure you know about each of the medicines you take. This includes why you take it, how to take it, what you can expect while you’re taking it, and any warnings about the medicine. The information provided here is general. So be sure to read…