With our HIV & AIDS treatment service, you can meet with an online doctor and create a longterm treatment plan. Instead of going to your doctor in person you can meet conveniently with a top PlushCare doctor online to get tested, diagnosed and prescribed any necessary medication. PlushCare also makes it easy to have regular check ups with a physician so you can get prescription refills, and closely monitor your condition without spending your time in the doctor’s office.
HIV is the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). It is transmitted through sexual contact or through blood and contaminated needles from an infected person. All sexually active people are at risk for HIV, but certain practices put you at higher risk: men who have sex with men, anal sex of any kind, the use of IV drugs, you have already had an STD, you have a partner with HIV, you have multiple partners, have been sexually assaulted, or have exchanged money or drugs for sex.See our FAQs
Check Your Symptoms
More than half of people exposed to HIV will have symptoms that begin a few weeks after the infection. Often mistaken for the flu, the symptoms include: body aches, sore throat, and a fever higher 100.4 F. Less commonly, people develop painful sores in their mouth and on their genitals as well as nausea and diarrhea.
Following this, you usually will have no symptoms for an extended time period, until the HIV progresses and weakens the immune system. Then, you will often develop an infection that is unusual in a healthy person and the doctors will be tipped off that there may be something wrong.
Get a Prescription Online
PlushCare offers both preventative treatment and post exposure treatment for those who are risk or have recently been exposed to HIV & AIDS. You may have heard of a program called PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) – a daily pill that is taken by HIV negative, at risk populations, to prevent contracting HIV. PlushCare is the number one online provider of PrEP. Meet with a doctor today to see if PrEP is right for you.
For those who think they have been exposed to HIV in the last 72 hours, PlushCare can provide you with an emergency PEP prescription. PEP attacks the HIV virus and prevents it from spreading. The closer it is taken to infection the more likely it is to work, every hour counts. Meet with a PlushCare doctor to get a PEP prescription right away if you have recently been exposed.
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If you have received a positive HIV diagnosis and it has been more than 72 hours you should begin HIV treatment. While there is currently no cure for HIV there are very effective treatment methods that enable patients to live long healthy lives with low levels of the virus in their system. Antiretroviral therapy or ART, reduces the viral load so significantly that in many patients HIV becomes undetectable. This means there is a 0% chance of infecting others and your immune system functions as normal. If you stop ART, HIV levels will rise again, so this medication will become a part of your daily routine.
To learn more about HIV & AIDS treatment meet with a PlushCare doctor online. They can talk you through your treatment options and help you understand what your diagnosis means. Book an appointment today.
1. Schedule an appointment from your phone
2. Speak with a doctor for 15 minutes
3. Pick up your prescription from a pharmacy near you
"Quick appts and very professional and thorough doctors. This is a great service and they take insurance!" -Tara M.
Jul 8th, 2019
"I'm a busy guy with work often finding myself out of area. I've used PlushCare a couple of times and couldn't be happier. Doctors are always nice and professional and appointments are easy to get." -John D.
Jun 13, 2019
"After my appointment was completed my prescription was available immediately…. My doctor wants to help me with both my ongoing condition maintenance as well as other health concerns I have." -Eric E.
Mar 11th, 2019