HIV is a dangerous and complex disease that requires specially-trained physicians. For the treatment of HIV, it is crucial to find a doctor who can design a specifically tailored drug regimen for you and manage the side effects and symptoms of the drugs and disease itself. HIV specialists are the most knowledgeable and best equipped to treat the virus.
You may also find the benefits of engaging a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, social workers, nutritionists, and pharmacists to help combat HIV. Because HIV is a physically, emotionally, and mentally taxing disease, seeing a mental health professional may be useful. Dealing with the daily struggles and realities of mortality may require professional help.
Medically Reviewed by: Jennifer Monti, MD, MPH
Published: Sep 8, 2011
Published By: Healthline Networks, Inc.