Category Archives: AIDS

World AIDS Day | 1 December 2023

World AIDS Day 1 December 2023 “Let Communities Lead”

On 1st December, WHO, together with communities and partners will commemorate World AIDS Day 2023, under the theme  “Let Communities lead” The world can end AIDS, with communities leading the way. Organisations of communities living with, at risk of, or affected by HIV are the frontline of progress in the HIV response. Communities connect people […]

Unveiling the Importance of CD4 Cells in Immune Health

Unveiling the Importance of CD4 Cells in Immune Health

In the intricate tapestry of our immune system, CD4 cells emerge as unsung heroes, orchestrating a symphony of defense against pathogens. These cells play a central role in coordinating immune responses, ensuring our body’s ability to fend off infections and maintain overall health. In this article, we delve into the significance of CD4cells, exploring their […]

Viral Load in HIV : Importance, Measurement, and Management

Viral Load in HIV Importance Measurement and Management

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) has been a global health concern for several decades. Since its discovery, significant progress has been made in understanding the virus, its effects on the human body, and how to manage the disease. One crucial aspect of HIV management is monitoring the viral load in HIV-infected individuals. In this comprehensive article, […]

CD4 and Viral Load

CD4 Viral Load

If an HIV infection has been confirmed, tests are routinely performed to determine the status of a person’s immune system and the level of viral activity in the body. These are expressed in what is known as your CD4 count and viral load. These values give them and their healthcare team important information about: the […]

Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U)

Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U)

To the advances in HIV research and medication, we can now say with confidence that people on effective treatment cannot pass on HIV. This is known as an undetectable viral load. What Does “Undetectable = Untransmittable” Mean?​ When taken as prescribed, HIV medications can decrease the amount of HIV present in a person’s blood, or […]

About AIDS

About AIDS

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the virus that causes HIV infection. HIV causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), the most advanced stage of HIV infection. What is AIDS? AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome: Acquired means you can get infected with it; Immune Deficiency means a weakness in the body’s system that fights diseases. […]

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