For many people in our community, living with HIV is not easy. Nobody wants to think about having an incurable disease, getting sick, or dying. This is especially difficult with HIV because the disease is largely transmitted in younger and sexually active people. For some, issues such as education, career, and family or relationships may take a back seat to worries about health care, disability, and just staying alive. But life cannot go on hold because of HIV. Life MUST go on. That's the true challenge of living with HIV or any long-term disease: learning how to get the most out of life and still take care of yourself. One part of taking care of yourself involves proper nutrition and exercise. Another part involves faith, meditation, or counseling for mental health. A third part involves regular doctor visits and taking anti-HIV therapy or other medications as necessary. HIV Treatment ALERTS! can be a tool to help with the third part by keeping people with HIV informed about new treatments, clinical trials, drug warnings, etc. In fact, that's the entire purpose of The Center for AIDS: bringing people the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their health.
If "knowledge is power," then our goal is to give people the power to survive HIV.
For a current list of upcoming CFA events, visit The Center for AIDS calendar.