Disclosing your HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) status is an intensely personal decision that should be made with careful consideration.
Know the truth about HIV.
HIV remains one of the most serious global health threats of our time. In 2017, 1.8 million people were infected with HIV, and 940,000 died of HIV-related causes.
Since 2010, deaths related to HIV have dropped by 35% and more people are receiving treatment than ever before.
Upon being diagnosed with HIV, I experienced intense emotions and mental distress.
Reflecting on how far my HIV and I have come, compared to my original prognosis of a maximum lifespan of ten years, I appreciate how much I have overcome.
The dilemma of who and when to disclose on a visit to a health or other service provider that comes into close contact with your body or body fluids.
Chronic illness can be traumatic when diagnosed. Trauma and stress have been linked to a variety of chronic disorders, including heart disease, type 2 Diabetes, autoimmune disorders such as arthritis, lupus, chronic pain, and digestive conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and fibromyalgia. Cindy Pivacic shares her story of being diagnosed with a chronic illness.
An HIV-positive diagnosis is a life-changing event for anyone.
You’ve made it. You have been diagnosed as HIV-positive for one year, and you are well into your HIV treatment programme.
You’ve been on ARV treatment for just 9 months, you may be surprised at how well you’re feeling. By now, you have no side effects, and you’re feeling quite positive about the future.
It’s been six months since you found out that you are HIV-positive. You’re sticking to your treatment plan and prioritizing your health.
Being diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) can be scary. We’re here to help you make sense of it and stick to your treatment plan.
Being diagnosed with TB can be scary. We’re here to help make sense of it and stick to a treatment plan.
There’s a strong connection between HIV/AIDS and TB, predominantly in South Africa. We share a few reasons why this is the case.
Let’s focus on your diet.
Receiving confirmation that you’re HIV-positive may have been a surprise to you two months ago. If it was, that affects the way you approach your diagnosis, and the resulting effect on your life, wellbeing, and lifestyle. The good news, however, is: you’re not alone.
Now that you’ve had one month to adjust to your medication, have you noticed any difference in how you feel?
Well done! You’ve made it through your first week of your HIV diagnosis.
Understand the effects HIV has on the immune system and when drug therapy is necessary.
Whether you predicted it, or it’s not what you expected, your HIV positive diagnosis has changed your life. When you were told your HIV test result, your mind went into a spin.
At AllLife we understand that HIV tests can cause some level of anxiety. Not all circumstances leading up to an HIV test are within your control. Read this article carefully, so you can understand what HIV tests are and how they work.
Discover the signs and symptoms of the HIV infection and factors affecting progression.
HIV is transmitted through the exchange of body fluids and is principally sexually transmitted as this is the main means of such exchange.
Are HIV and AIDS the same? Here are some of the key differences between HIV and AIDS which you may not know.
What is HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and AIDS? Find out how HIV is transmitted and how it’s linked to AIDS.