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HIV / AIDS

HIV / AIDS
January 23, 2014

What to eat if you are HIV positive

Good nutrition and a balanced diet is incredibly important for people with HIV, as they have a compromised immune system and are prone to illness and infection. They are also at higher risk for developing other diseases, and may experience common side effects such as fatigue. Certain foods can help people with HIV to feel better, and can boost their immune system so that they get sick less often and are able to fight off infection. For a lot of HIV positive people who take ARVs, the medication can make them feel ill and nauseous. If this happens to you,…
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HIV / AIDS
December 3, 2013

I am HIV + and want to have a baby

Dealing with HIV can be difficult, and dealing with pregnancy can be difficult. But having the facts about how to get pregnant safely and to prevent your baby from becoming HIV positive may help you feel more confident in your decision about whether or not to have a child. It is vital to find a doctor who will support your choices around your pregnancy and your HIV, and can help you with the correct information. Questions to ask Are you on anti-ARV medications? If not, are you willing to go on them? They can decrease the risk of passing HIV…
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HIV / AIDS
December 3, 2013

The evolution of ARVs: one pill, once a day for a normal life

It’s been 33 years since the first signs of HIV were picked up, and since then a lot has changed. Previously, HIV was seen by many as a ‘death sentence’, and with good reason. Most people who were diagnosed with HIV, soon developed full-blown AIDS – and this had terrible consequences. Thanks to significant advancements in modern science and medicine over the past few years, drug therapies have simplified. Now, depending on your medical profile, your doctor can tailor your treatment and lifestyle habits – to help ensure that you live a long, healthy life – even if you are…
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