What Is HIV?

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

There is no cure for HIV yet. It is a threatening virus because it attacks you immune system specially the CD4 cells. The diminishing health of your immune system weakens your body, you become more prone to infections and diseases. Having HIV will more likely lead to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

AIDS is the final stage of this virus. Once you are diagnosed with AIDS, it means that your immune system has been badly damaged by the virus. In most cases, people with aids can live up to 3 years.

Medications Related to HIV

Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) is used as HIV treatment medication. It cannot totally kick out HIV from your system but it dramatically helps in keeping it at bay. The lives of people with HIV was prolonged by this break through drug and allowed them live a normal life.

When to Start Taking the Medication?

It is recommended to start right away upon diagnosis of HIV. Because it fights the virus and prevents it from spreading and damaging your immune system. Expecting mothers diagnosed with HIV should take this medication as soon as possible to prevent mother-to-child transmission.

Will I have a Normal Life?

The answer is yes. There are people who have been taking this medication and didn’t suffer from any side effects. Taking the medication actually allowed them to have peace of mind that HIV will not escalate to aids. Taking this medication after diagnosis of HIV is strongly recommended.