Storing HIV medication can be quite the challenge especially when you find that you are living with others and you have not disclosed to them your health status and the question of where and how to store your medication will arise.
The right time to start taking your ART is as soon as you find out you are HIV positive, no matter how ‘healthy’ you think you are.
Living with HIV changes one’s life to a different trajectory than what they had in mind and part of this has to deal with taking life saving ART. This can be challenging at times, not only for newly diagnosed but also for long term people living with HIV.
For people living with HIV, one will fall ill with something different, a slight headache, stomach upsets, sometimes it doesn’t have…
For people living with HIV knowing where to go and who to turn to for support can be a challenge on it’s own, although there are a few places and people one can turn to for support and encouragement.
Although many people believe that mainly men get infected with HIV/AIDS, women are actually getting infected at a faster rate than men, especially in developing countries, and suffer more from the adverse impact of AIDS.
Antiretroviral drugs, also Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) are effective in combating HIV. There is no cure for HIV currently however one can manage it with ART.
One can develop side effects of ARVs when newly initiated into care and in some instances, side effects can develop later on while in care, the side effects vary from person to person and they do not last a long time.
When it comes to having sex with a person living with HIV, there are three sides to this coin looking at it from the perspective of human nature not to scare you but to enlighten you, YES, it is safe to have sex with a person living with HIV.
The receptive partner (‘bottom’) is at risk of infection from HIV through seminal fluids (‘pre-cum‘) of the infected partner having in mind that the rectal tissue is delicate and easily damaged, which can give the virus direct access to the […]
‘Don’t – touch me!’ His words pierced deeper than a two double-edged sword.