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, […]
Living with HIV can be challenging, and one of the most significant challenges for individuals with this virus is the heightened risk of opportunistic infections. Opportunistic infections are a range of infections that typically occur when a person’s immune system is compromised, as it often is in individuals living with HIV. In this comprehensive guide, […]
Learn how to support people living with HIV and prevent new infections with this comprehensive guide. Get tips on HIV prevention, testing, treatment, and care, as well as how to be an ally to those living with HIV.
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a serious health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. The virus attacks the body’s immune system, making it difficult for the body to fight off infections and diseases. HIV can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a condition that can be life-threatening. While HIV can have a significant impact on a person’s life, it is possible to live a healthy and fulfilling life with the virus. Positive Living, combined with effective HIV treatment, can help people with HIV thrive.
HIV/AIDS is a complex disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Despite significant advancements in treatment and prevention, there are still many myths and misconceptions surrounding the disease. These myths can lead to fear, discrimination, and a lack of understanding, making it challenging for people living with HIV/AIDS to receive the support and care they […]
Living with HIV can be challenging, but it’s important to know that it’s possible to thrive with the virus in today’s world. Despite the many advances in HIV prevention, treatment, and care, HIV stigma remains a significant barrier to living positively with the virus. Breaking the stigma is crucial to overcoming this barrier, and it […]
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that can be transmitted through sexual contact with an infected individual. These are also termed sexually transmitted infections or STIs. STDs can be transmitted during vaginal or other types of sexual intercourse including oral and anal sex, but some are acquired simply by skin-to-skin contact. What causes sexually transmitted […]
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 […]
If you think you’ve been exposed to the virus that causes AIDS and want to take a test to find out, timing is important. After the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) enters your body, there’s a certain amount of time that has to pass before a test can detect it. This is called the HIV window […]
What is HIV treatment? The treatment for HIV is called antiretroviral therapy (ART). ART involves taking a combination of HIV medicines (called an HIV treatment regimen) every day. HIV treatment involves taking medicine that reduces the amount of HIV in your body. There is no effective cure for HIV. But with proper medical care, you […]