HIV Drugs


Current HIV Drugs

Today, HIV-positive people have many options for HIV medication. These options include:

  • Anti-HIV medications that treat HIV infection
  • Drugs that treat the side effects of the disease or the HIV treatment
  • Drugs that treat opportunistic infections that result from a weakened immune system

Researchers are continuing to develop many new types of HIV medications. Visit for detailed information about the medications currently available.

If you are unable to afford your HIV medications, help is available.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

America's biopharmaceutical research companies are committed to making HIV/AIDS medicines accessible to everyone who needs them. By participating in specially created patient assistance programs for people who are uninsured or underinsured, research companies are expanding access to these life-saving medications. Learn more at the Partnership for Prescription Assistance.

Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Program (SPBP) — HIV/AIDS

This program provides pharmaceutical assistance, as well as specific lab services, to low to moderate income individuals living with a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS who are not eligible for pharmacy services under the Medical Assistance (MA) Program.

Applicants must be a resident of Pennsylvania, have a gross annual income of less than or equal to 500% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), and have a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS to qualify for the program. SPBP HIV/AIDS is the payer of last resort and third party resources must be used before payment is made by the program. Visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website for more information.