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How an Itchy Urethra May Indicate an Infection
Read about what causes an itchy urethra or discharge from the urethra, and how this condition – known as urethritis – is diagnosed and treated.
Top 5 Signs You May Have HIV
While people newly infected with HIV often show few or no signs of illness, there are symptoms which often suggest that an infection has taken place.
What Are the Early Signs of an HIV Infection?
In the early acute stages of an HIV infection, 40% or more of people will develop flu-like symptoms within 7-14 days of an exposure.
How To Identify the Shingles Rash
Learn about the symptoms and signs of shingles, how to identify the rash, and the complications that shingles may cause.
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of HIV?
While HIV provides the opportunity for infections to develop, the symptoms are generally the result of a specific opportunistic infection.
Top Tips for Safe Oral Sex
Oral sex can be safe if performed using a few precautions. How to perform safer oral sex.
How Long Can HIV Live Outside of the Body?
Under specific conditions, HIV can survive outside of body for hours, days and even weeks. But does this mean that there is a real risk of infection?
Top 6 HIV Facts Everyone Needs to Know
There is essential HIV information that everyone should know. This important HIV information can be found in one place; this feature article filled with HIV information.
How Long Can I Live After Getting Infected with...
Studies show that 20-year-old HIV-positive person on antiretroviral therapy in the U.S. can now expect to live into their early 70s.
Bad Morning Breath? It May Be From This Infection
Oral thrush is a common condition in those people living with HIV and AIDS. What is thrush and what can be done about it?
AIDS is not a disease but rather the stage of HIV disease in which the immune system is compromised, making it vulnerable to opportunistic infections.
How to Tell If You Have an HIV Infection
How do I know if I have HIV? Am I HIV infected? What are the signs and symptoms of HIV? This guide will show you how to determine if you do have HIV.
What Are HIV Night Sweats?
For those living with HIV, night sweats can be one of the most annoying HIV symptoms. What are night sweats and what can be done to help? Here are the facts about one of the most annoying HIV symptoms..
Learn About This Common Skin Infection for HIV+...
A common skin infection in people with HIV. These infected hair follicles can occur anywhere on the body there is hair. What to do if you have it.
What is the Chance that I will Get HIV?
Learn the odds or statistics behind your chance of getting HIV based on certain exposures like sex, sharing needles, or getting a needle-stick injury.
Thinking of Having Unprotected Sex? Read This...
Before you have unprotected sex you should look at these facts. Unsafe sex carries a multitude of risks. These are just a few.
Blood Tests - Liver Function Tests (LFTs)
Liver function tests are a battery of tests that gives your doctor an idea of how well your liver is working, especially when treating HIV infection.
The Truth About HIV and Oral Sex
Is there a connection between HIV and oral sex? There is a commonly held belief among lay people that oral sex carries no risk. In fact, some consider oral sex a safer sex alternative. But the truth is, like any other sexual activity, oral sex carries a risk of transmitting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. What are the risks of oral sex?
Why CD4 T-Cells Are Important for People With HIV
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Peripheral Neuropathy
Some people with HIV/AIDS describe it as a burning sensation. Others say that it's like a thousand hot needles poking the feet and hands. These are peripheral neuropathy symptoms. Peripheral neuropathy can be an uncomfortable, very annoying, and sometimes a crippling condition. What causes this problem and what can be done about it?
the Complete List of Approved HIV Drugs
Today, there are 27 individual antiretroviral agents and 10 fixed dosed combination (FDC) drugs comprised of two or more of different HIV drugs.
Should You Worry About Swollen Lymph Nodes and...
What is lymphadenopathy and how is it related to HIV. Are swollen lymph nodes necessarily lymphoma?
HIV Wasting Syndrome - AIDS-Defining Condition
HIV wasting syndrome is defined as progressive, involuntary weight loss which is not attributable to any condition other than HIV infection itself.
What Is HAART for HIV?
The key to a long life with HIV is HAART, the HIV medications that changed the lives of all those affected and infected with HIV. The glossary definition of HAART explains just what HIV medications are about.
Can I Get HIV from Oral Sex?
Generally speaking, oral sex—whether oral-penile, oral-vaginal, or oral-anal—is not considered to be an efficient route of HIV transmission.
What is Immune Reconstitution Syndrome?
Rebuilding the immune system is possible with the advent of HIV medications. But in the process immune reconstitution syndrome can result and it's not always good. What is immune reconstitution syndrome?
Can I get HIV from performing oral sex?
Can HIV be transmitted by way of oral sex? What is the HIV risk of oral sex? The answer is found here in this HIV transmission faq.
Considering Viagra? Here's What You Should Know
We've all heard of Viagra. The wonder pill that treats erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction or impotence as it is often called, affects men of all ages. There was a time when treatments were few and success of treatment was rare. That was before the little blue pill - that was before Viagra.
Kidney Disease
Studies show that about 30 percent of all HIV infected people have some sort of kidney function abnormality. HIV and kidney disease is a common combination.
Top Tips on How to Deal With an HIV Rash
An HIV rash is a very common HIV symptoms and can also be related to medications. Here are some quick tips on dealing with an HIV rash.
How Often Do False Negative and False Positive...
While the rate of false positive and false negatives is very low, they can occur, either a result of human error or limitations of the tests themselves.
Is It Possible to Test HIV Negative But Really...
HIV testing is the key to slowing the HIV epidemic. Is it possible for your test to be HIV negative but you still be HIV positive? You may be surprised at the answer.
The Acute HIV Symptoms You Should Know
Recognizing acute HIV syndrome is not always easy. During the time of seroconversion, patients can exhibit the signs of acute hiv syndrome. This guide will help recognize acute HIV syndrome.
What You Should Know About CD4 Counts and HIV
Your doctor regularly measures CD4 count. What are CD4 cells? What are T-cells? Why are they so important?
The Big Risks of Oral Sex
Teens are engaing in oral sex more often than intercourse. Oral sex carries a risk for both HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases.
How to Prevent and Treat C. Diff.
Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, can be a serious gastrointestinal infection that causes severe diarrhea. Here is your guide to C. diff.
Trichomoniasis Signs and Symptoms
This feature talks about the signs and symptoms of trichomoniasis. Understanding the signs and symptoms of trichomoniasis allows for earlier diagnosis and treatment.
"Can I Get HIV from Vaginal Sex?"
HIV transmission can occur in several ways. Can HIV transmission occur via vaginal sex? Yes you can get HIV from vaginal sex. Get the facts.
Gonorrhea Symptoms
One of the world's most common sexually transmitted diseases is gonorrhea. While often there are no gonorrhea symptoms, being able to identify any gonorrhea signs and symptoms that do occur is very important for treatment and prevention.
Surprising Reasons Why Gay Men Avoid HIV Testing
According to research from the Sydney Rapid Test Study, 95.7% of gay and bisexual men identified one or more barriers to getting tested for HIV.
Understanding Absolute CD4 Count and CD4...
CD4 percentage and absolute CD4 counts are difficult concepts. This article will help you better understand absolute CD4 and CD4 percentage.
Testosterone Replacement
Testosterone is a male hormone that regulates many physiological processes in men. Low testosterone levels is a common problem in men, especially those living with HIV. Testosterone replacement may be necessary but know the facts about testosterone before beginning replacement.
10 Condom Mistakes You Should Never Make
To better avoid getting or transmitting HIV, it’s important not only to use condoms consistently, but to avoid common mistakes that often occur.
The Critical Ways That HIV Changes Your Body
How does HIV make you sick? What does HIV do to your body? Why do HIV symptoms and AIDS symptoms occur in the first place?
Do You Know About This Common but Potentially...
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the United States. What do men and women need to know about HPV? Knowing a few simple facts can protect you from infection and even save your life.
The 10 Best Films About HIV/AIDS
The best films about HIV/AIDS serve as an historic record, bringing to life the struggles and emotions that remain as relevant today as they did then.
Syphilis Signs and Symptoms
Syphilis is at epidemic proportions in many areas; transmitted from person to person sexually. Are HIV and Syphilis related or connected? What are syphilis signs and symptoms?
How is HIV passed from one person to another?
How is HIV spread from one person to another?
Top 10 Things Everyone Should Know About HIV
HIV information is the most important way to stay healthy. Understanding your disease gives you the power to particpate in your care planning. What ten things should everyone know about hiv/aids? Is HIV the same as AIDS? How to get an HIV test? How to tell someone you have HIV. These ten things are what everyone needs to know about hiv and aids.
HIV Opportunistic Infections by Organ System
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What Does a Complete Blood Count Tell Us About...
There are many lab tests commonly used in people with HIV. In addition to the HIV test, one of the HIV lab tests your doctor will often draw is a complete blood count or CBC. What exactly is a Complete Blood Count and how is it used along with the HIV test and HIV testing?
What Is My Personal Risk of HIV?
Whether you are HIV-positive or HIV-negative, risk reduction strategies help you avoid infection and transmitting the virus to others.
Treating Hepatitis C in People with HIV
Hepatitis C is an infectious disease affecting the liver and one of the leading causes of hospitalization and death among people living with HIV.
What Does a CD4 Count and Viral Load Mean?
A CD4 count and viral load test are performed to determine the status of a person's immune system and the level of HIV in the body.
Learn About the Causes of Rectal Pain
One common mens-health issue is rectal pain. Rectal pain can occur for many reasons from the not so serious to the very serious. What are the causes of rectal pain and how should we address the problem as part of our mens-health program?
The History of the Condom
Condoms, where did they come from? The history of condoms is interesting. This condom history will show you where your condoms have come from.
How Symptom Checking Can Place You at HIV Risk
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How Long Before HIV Becomes AIDS?
Left untreated HIV progression to AIDS will occur. How long does it take for HIV to Progress to AIDS?
HIV Information
Get all the HIV information you need with this comprehensive HIV/AIDS fact sheet. The best place to start is the beginning - HIV 101 - basic HIV information at your fingertips.
Read About the Silent Killer in Men With HIV
Men who have sex with men are at risk for a silent killer; anal cancer. What are the dangers of anal cancer in men who have sex with men? What are the symptoms of rectal cancer?
Understanding the Tuberculosis Skin Test
With the emergence of HIV there has been a new emergence of Tuberculosis - TB. Because of that fact, it is important to test all HIV positive people for TB. Tuberculosis testing is necessary because of the potential dangers of undetected TB infection. Let's look at the Tuberculosis Skin Test - the PPD.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Guide
Sexually transmitted diseases are among the most common causes of illness in the world. Syphilis is at epidemic proportions in many areas; transmitted from person to person sexually. Are HIV and Syphilis related or connected? Find out with this feature filled with facts about sexually transmitted diseases and the symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases.
What are the Symptoms of STD's?
Am I infected with a sexually transmitted disease? What are the symptoms of STD's? If you think you have signs of STDs get STD tested.
When Should You Get Your HIV Test?
After a possible exposure, people ask me,
The Truth About Suboxone for Opiate Addiction
HIV and substance abuse are common companions. Specifically, opiate addiction and the misuse of Vicodin, Oxycontin, or Heroin can make HIV treatment much more difficult. There is hope; the use of Suboxone for opiate addiction.
What Are the AIDS Defining Illnesses?
What are the AIDS defining illnesses? There are approximately 29 illnesses that are said to be AIDS defining.
How HIV and AIDS are Not the Same Thing
Learn about the differences between HIV and AIDS and how these terms are often erroneously interchanged in the media.
What Can I Do If I've Been Exposed to HIV?
In the event of accidental exposure to HIV, there are drugs that can potentially reduce the risk of infection called post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP).
Your Guide to Understanding Hepatitis
Hepatitis is a liver inflammation caused by many factors. It is a serious disease that is deadly in HIV patients. Here are some basic hepatitis facts.
The Facts About Kaposi's Sarcoma
At the beginning of the epidemic, Kaposis Sarcoma was the face of HIV. KS as it is sometimes called is less common in this age of HIV medication. But HIV and Kaposis Sarcoma still walk hand in hand in some patients.
Who Today Is At Highest Risk of Transmitting HIV?
The CDC reports that undiagnosed patients account for 30% of all HIV infections, while 3 in 5 are from undiagnosed patients aware of their status.
What to Do When the Condom Breaks
Condom breaks do occur. What should you do if the condom breaks?
How Is HIV Diagnosed?
The CDC recommends a new strategy for HIV testing using 4th generation combination assays able to detect both HIV antibodies and antigens.
Tuberculosis Guide - A Guide to TB and the TB...
Tuberculosis or TB as it is often referred to is a serious illness that is killing people around the world. TB is diagnosed with a simple TB test. This guide to tuberculosis will detail the TB problem and why it is a danger to people with HIV. For people living with HIV, understanding TB is a must and getting a TB test is essential.
Must-Know Methods of HIV and AIDS Prevention
The cornerstone of AIDS prevention is condom use. Condoms do prevent HIV and STDs and therefore must be an essential part of AIDS prevention. Condoms are an important part of STD, HIV, and AIDS prevention.
HIV Microscopy in Pictures
Image of an HIV-infected H9 T cell, colorized in crimson and yellow set against a dark blue background.
Can I Get HIV from Kissing?
Kissing is considered among the most ineffective means of transmitting HIV, with risk considered anywhere from negligible to non-existent.
Your Guide to Understanding Chlamydia
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are among the most common causes of illness in the world. Chlamydia is one of many sexually transmitted diseases. Like other STDs, having chlamydia puts you at an additional risk for HIV infection.
How Vitamin D Deficiency is Linked to HIV
Learn more about Vitamin D in the body, and how vitamin D deficiency is connected to HIV.
Deciphering Your Routine Blood Tests - HIV/AIDS
Routine blood tests are just as important to understand in the proper management of HIV infection as your CD4 count and viral load.
Proper Condom Use
Condoms are very effective in preventing STDs and HIV when they are used correctly. Learn how to use a condom the right way.
Understanding AIDS Phobia
The fear of being HIV infected is understandable. After all it's a chronic disease that stays with you for life. But what happens when that fear is unfounded. Despite your negative HIV tests the fear that you have been HIV infected practically paralyzes you. It's AIDS phobia and it's absolutely real.
What People With HIV Can Do About Sinus...
While 30% of all people suffer from sinusitis at least once each year, people living with HIV seem to have more frequent and more severe bouts. Why do HIV and sinus infections seem to be common companions?
What Activities Are of High Risk for HIV?
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Conditions That HIV Can Cause in Your Mouth
HIV impacts the entire body including your oral health. Your oral health is an important part of staying healthy. This article looks at HIV and how it can affect your oral health.
"How Can You Catch AIDS and HIV?"
How can you catch HIV? How does HIV infection occur? How did I get HIV?
Top 20 HIV/AIDS Charities of 2013
When it comes to selecting a worthy HIV/AIDS charity, start first by following the money. Here's a list of the charities that will best use your donation.
The Top 10 Facts About HIV/AIDS
Learn the top 10 facts that everyone should know about HIV and AIDS, whether or not they are infected with it.
Directory of HIV/AIDS Hotlines by State
AIDS hotlines can provide support and information not to only people living with HIV but to anyone wanting to know more about HIV prevention or care.
The History of HIV
Knowing where you have been helps you to choose the right path to where you want to go. The history of HIV helps scientists, medical professionals, and patients alike understand the disease and find better ways to fight it. This article examines the history of HIV.
What Is the Window Period for HIV?
The window period is the time between the point when an infection first occurs and the time when a test is able to accurately detect that infection.
Is HIV Expensive? Your Guide to Medication Costs
The cost of HIV medications can be huge. Not taking them can even be more costly for your health. How much do HIV medicines cost? Here is a guide that shows the monthly cost of HIV medications.
Sleep Problems and HIV
Studies show sleep problems in HIV begin early after diagnosis or before a diagnosis is made and continue throughout the stages of HIV disease.
A 7-Step Plan to Reduce HIV Risk
HIV prevention is about more than just rules. It's about creating a lifelong framework by which protect yourself and others from HIV.
Tdap - More Than Just a Tetanus Vaccine
The tetanus vaccine is one of the many vaccines given to keep us all healthy. The tdap vaccine adds to the tetanus vaccine to protect us from another condition in addition to tetanus and diphtheria; the disease known as pertussis (whooping cough). This fact sheet explains this revved up version of the tetanus vaccine.
Is Rapid HIV Testing Right for You?
HIV testing can take a couple different forms. There is the conventional blood test you get at any hospital or clinic that offers HIV testing. There is also rapid HIV testing; testing that uses a simple mouth swab to get your results to you in as little as 15 minutes. What are your HIV testing options? Is the rapid HIV test and rapid HIV testing for you?
What happens when I am first diagnosed HIV...
You've been diagnosed HIV positive. What happens that first day? Being HIV+ is not a death sentence so take a deep breath and move forward.
The (Real) Reasons Why People Don't Use Condoms
Condoms are the cornerstone of safer sex and have reduced HIV infections worldwide. So why then do only 65% of men use condoms on a regular basis?
HIV Medication Side Effects, Symptoms, and...
HIV medications come with their fair share of side effects; some of which can be annoying, and potentially serious. You must understand which HIV medication side effects are possible and what you should do about them. For some of the HIV medication side effects there are solutions that can help. For others you need to contact your doctor when they occur. This feature will help you deal with HIV medication side effects.
How Close Are We to a Functional Cure for HIV?
The functional cure is an evidence-based hypothesis by which HIV may be kept in check to undetectable levels without the use of chronic medications.
"Can HIV transmission occur during casual...
HIV transmission occurs in many ways. Sexual transmission is the most common. What kind of contact between two people offers an HIV risk? Does HIV transmission occur during casual contactsuch as shaking hands, hugging, using a toilet, or drinking from the same glass?
HIV Over 50: Why It Should Be a Concern
Our senior citizens have to deal with declining health everyday. But one disease few senior citizens worry about is HIV. In fact HIV and senior citizens are seldom talked about in the same breath. What is the relationship between HIV and the older adult. What is the state of HIV over 50.
How to Plan for a Pregnancy When You're HIV...
Pregnancy and HIV are common in today's world. Years ago when a woman was HIV positive she gave up any hope of having a family. Now HIV and pregnancy can co-exist without problems. If you are HIV+ and family planning, this article will educate you about HIV and pregnancy.
Should I be concerned I have been infected with...
This anonymous viewer wants to know if she should be concerned that she has been infected with HIV.
Learn About HIV-2, the Less Common Cousin of...
We hear so much talk about HIV we assume there is only one type of HIV. Actually, the HIV we talk about most is HIV-1. There is a second, less common strain called HIV-2. What is HIV-2?
HIV Treatment On Diagnosis Is Now Officially A...
On September 30, 2015, the WHO revised its global HIV treatment policies to recommend the immediate initiation of therapy at the time of diagnosis.
What Activities are Riskiest?
What are the riskiest activities when it comes to HIV transmission and infection?
Hepatitis B Fact Sheet
Hepatitis B Fact Sheet complete with hepatitis b signs and symptoms
Coccidioimycosis (Valley Fever) - HIV/AIDS
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Understanding the HIV Life Cycle
Once infected, HIV replication begins and the HIV life cycle goes unchecked until diagnosis and treatment. Understand the HIV life cycle and understand HIV replication.
"Where did HIV come from?"
There is debate about the origin of HIV. In fact it may not be totally clear where HIV came from. Where did HIV come from? What is the history of HIV?
Opportunistic Infections
The body fights infection with its immune system. HIV weakens the immune system, making the body susceptible to other infections. Those infections are called opportunistic infections.
HIV Reinfection and Positive Prevention
HIV reinfection can be a problem if precautions are not taken. Safer sex in the form of positive prevention is the key.
Lactic Acidosis
Lactic Acidosis is a concerning and potentially fatal illness. What is HIV Lactic Acidosis and what can be done about it?
How Body Fats Changes in HIV
Read about the history of, symptoms, and cause of body fat changes that may occur in people living with HIV, known as lipodystrophy.
The Immune Response
Learn what parts make up the immune system and how the immune system works with this two part series. Understand the immune system and you will understand HIV.
Considering Taking Vicodin? Here's What You...
An easy to use vicodin fact sheet.
Treating HIV Exposure
HIV post-exposure prophylaxis are the medications given to treat an HIV exposure. Treating an HIV exposure is done to reduce the risk of HIV infection after exposure. HIV post-exposure prophylaxis has been shown to decrease the chance of HIV infection after an occupational exposure.
Top 5 Reasons to Get HIV Tested
HIV testing is the key to slowing the epidemic. Why should we get HIV tested? There are many reasons but here are my top five.
Your Complete Guide to PCP Infections
PCP or pneumocystis pneumonia is one of the most serious opportunistic infections. Caused by the fungus Pneumocystis jiroveci, PCP can be fatal if not treated.
"Can I get HIV infected if my boyfriend doesn't...
Male to female HIV transmission can occur even if there is no male ejaculation. In fact the HIV transmission risk is significant anytime there is unsafe sex. What is the HIV risk without ejaculation.
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus...
MRSA or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is in the news almost everyday. This infection can be very mild to very serious. What is MRSA and what can you do to decrease your risk of getting the infection?
What is HIV cART (Combination Antiretroviral...
cART is the acronym for combination antiretroviral therapy, which employs the use of three or more drugs to suppress HIV replication.
Who Should Get an HIV Test (and When)?
In April 2013, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that all persons between the ages of 15 and 65 be given a one-time HIV test.
Understand Your HIV Test
An HIV test is the only way to be identify an HIV infection. If you have questions about your HIV test, this page will help.
Finding a Doctor
Finding a doctor is the first step after being diagnosed with HIV. HIV is a complex disease that requires specially trained physicians; HIV specialists to deliver the complex care necessary to live a long healthy life. What is the key to finding the right doctor? What is the key to finding an HIV specialist?
HIV Viral Load - What Is It And Why Is It...
The HIV viral load is another measurement of the status of your HIV infection. It measures the amount of active HIV in your blood.
How to Do a Testicular Self-Exam
A testicular self exam can save your life. Examining your testicles the right way can mean the difference between early treatment of testicular cancer and poor prognosis.
Odds of Getting HIV from Donated Blood
Read about your chance of getting HIV from a blood transfusion, and how this risk has changed over the years.
The Complete Vicodin Fact Sheet
Used appropriately, Vicodin is a very effective pain reliever for those suffering from moderate to severe pain. However, when abused, Vicodin can be dangerous. What are the dangers of Vicodin use?
HIV and AIDS in Africa
Why is the HIV/AIDS epidemic raging out of control in Africa and other undeveloped countries? What is fueling AIDS in Africa? Several factors are contributing to this tragedy.
What to Know Before Returning to Work With HIV
Returning to work after an HIV diagnosis can be a very stressful event. But not so long ago, working with HIV was not possible given that fact that most people were diagnosed very late. Here's some information about HIV in the workplace.
Top 20 HIV Charities of 2014
The Top 20 HIV/AIDS charities were selected based on a review of their corporate governance, accountability, and history of mission fulfillment.
The HIV Life Cycle
The HIV life cycle is a series of cellular changes that results in new HIV reproduction. Here is a step by step illustration of the HIV life cycle.
HIV Profiles: People Who "Cheated" HIV
Scientists have long observed people with HIV who do not progress to AIDS and were able to maintain stable CD4 counts and undetectable viral loads, often for decades.
HIV Blood Tests - Serum Electrolytes
Serum electrolytes are substances that circulate in the blood and control such things as cardiac function and muscle contraction. Serum electrolytes are part of the typical HIV blood tests.
HIV and Smoking - A Deadly Intersection
Research suggests that cigarettes are, in fact, more harmful to people living with HIV than HIV itself.
Top 10 Condom Price Guide
A condom buying that will help you choose the condom that's right for you.
HIV Around the World - South Africa
HIV around the world takes you to South Africa. AIDS in Africa is raging out of control. Some call it the new apartheid.
HIV and Sperm Washing
HIV and pregnancy is no longer just a dream. There are options that will help you to have the family you dreamed of and prevent HIV transmission at the same time. Sperm washing is one such option. Read this article about HIV and sperm washing.
Why Can't Our ‘CD8 T-cells’...
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Using a Condom the Right Way
To prevent HIV, condoms must be used each and every time. But they must be used correctly. Here are the do's and don'ts of proper condom use.
How Infection with HIV Occurs During Sex...
Learn if there is a risk of getting HIV even if your partner does not ejaculate, and how you can protect yourself.
The Facts About HIV and Thrush
Candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by a type of yeast, which can affect the mouth (thrush), vagina (yeast infection) and other organ systems.
What Are Antiretrovirals (and How Do They Work)?
The benefits of modern antiretroviral therapy include a greater ease of use, a lower risk of HIV resistance, and fewer drug-related side effects.
Your Essential Guide to HIV Testing and Diagnosis
There are a number of tests used in the detection, treatment and management of HIV, ranging from rapid in-home saliva tests to genetic assays used to tailor therapy.
The AIDS Virus - Understanding HIV 101
Knowledge is power, and never has that been more true than when dealing with HIV and the AIDS virus. HIV 101, the biology of HIV and the facts about the AIDS virus is contained in this feature. Read and understand the the basics of HIV and the AIDS virus.
Having an Electrocardiogram
The incidence of heart disease in people living with HIV is not so uncommon. One way to assess the health of your heart is by an EKG. The EKG, sometimes called an ECG or electrocardiogram, is sometimes needed in order to diagnose a problem or to assure the health of your heart prior to a procedure.
10 Thing to Know About HIV Drug Resistance
HIV resistance is easy understand in concept, but knowing the dynamics of resistance can better ensure durability of your antiretroviral drugs.
Are HIV Positive People Disabled People?
Some consider people living with HIV as disabled people. Is AIDS HIV a disability? Many people would say no. Many living with HIV would say they are disabled people. According to the definition of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the answer is yes, HIV is a disability and legally, people living with HIV are considered disabled people.

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