Being part of someone’s life, whether as a colleague, friend or a romantic partner means that their HIV-positive status is also a part of your reality. Depending on when the person’s status was shared with you, you might still be feeling overwhelmed. If you’ve known for two months now then it should be settling in and starting to feel like something you can support him/her through.
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When to start Antiretrovirals and the reasons behind why you should not delay treatment.
Preventing the spread of HIV is up to each and every one of us. Learn how to take the relevant precautions and prevent transmission of the HIV virus.
What is the role and importance exercise plays when HIV positive? Control some of the long-term side effects of HIV treatment.
Dating and HIV. Both sides of the story. Learn about the associated risks of dating an HIV negative person when you are HIV+ and how you can take safety precautions.
Learn about the side effects of HIV treatment (ARVs) and find out how to deal with them.
Find out everything there is to know about palliative and hospice care.
Know what to eat for good nutrition. We share some tips of healthy eating to boost your immune system when you are living with HIV.
Treatment adherence and healthy eating go hand in hand. What we eat and drink contains ingredients and additives which cause a variety of chemical reactions inside us. Your ARVs are digested along with your food.
Before this landmark development, it was impossible for people living with HIV to cover all of their needs through a single pill.
Coping with HIV is challenging enough, without having to worry about other medical conditions. The risk of acquiring Diabetes must, however, be acknowledged.
A treatment plan is vital but a few lifestyle changes can intensify positive outcomes.
The search for an HIV cure continues.
The dangers and risks associated with substance abuse and their link to HIV.
HIV is not just a medical problem, it’s also a social one. What are the consequences of the HIV stigma and how bad is it in South Africa?
The treatment of HIV infection as a chronic manageable disease, instead of a fatal one, has become a reality thanks to ART treatment.
The risk of passing HIV to your unborn child has been greatly reduced, thanks to PMTCT programmes.
Living with HIV: Your Diet