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 The National Institute of Health for detailed information about the medications currently available.

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

Medicine Assistance Tool

America’s biopharmaceutical companies are individually expanding their programs to help more patients during these uncertain times. The Medicine Assistance Tool matches patients with resources and cost-sharing programs that may help lower out-of-pocket costs, whether or not patients have insurance. Learn more at the Medicine Assistance Tool.

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.