Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV Treatment - Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
Last Updated on Sep 16, 2016
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for HIV treatment?

A general physician or a family physician of the patient should be consulted for HIV treatment.

2. What is the best HIV treatment recommended by WHO to start with? 

The combination of antiretroviral drugs for HIV treatment recommended by the WHO to initiate treatment includes the following drugs:
  • Tenofovir
  • Lamivudine or Emtricitabine
  • Efavirenz
3. Is there any contraindication for anti-HIV therapy during pregnancy?

There is no contraindication for anti-HIV therapy during pregnancy. Drugs like zidovudine, lamivudine, nevirapine, saquinavir and nelfinavir are considered to be safe during pregnancy.

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