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“Breaking the Stigma: Living with HIV Today”

Breaking the Stigma Living with HIV Today

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 […]

HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections: Reducing the Risk

HIV and Sexually Transmitted Infections Reducing the Risk

People living with HIV are at a higher risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections (STIs). STIs can have a negative impact on the health of people living with HIV, including increasing the risk of transmitting HIV to others. In this article, we’ll explore the relationship between HIV and STIs and provide resources for reducing the […]

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 […]

HIV Treatment

How do HIV medicines work

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 […]

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