What is human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)?

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a viral infection which can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV specifically attacks CD4 cells, which are part of the body's immune system. With treatment, often called antiretroviral therapy (ART), HIV infection can be well-controlled.

How do members experience human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)*

*Data from patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Compare treatments taken by people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)*

Treatment
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Perceived effectiveness
for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (13)
Treatment

(Tivicay)
Perceived effectiveness
for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (2 evaluations)
Side effects
stomach distention
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (5)
Perceived effectiveness
for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (2)
Perceived effectiveness
for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (1)
Perceived effectiveness
for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (1)

*Data from patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.

Who has human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) on PatientsLikeMe?

Age

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 9
20s 79
30s 420
40s 795
50s 892
60s 651
70+ 210

Distribution of sex

Sex

Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 2,227
Female 823