It's important to remember that HIV is a manageable disease that can be treated with HIV medicines. The first step after testing HIV positive is to see a health care provider, even if you don't feel sick.
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A list of links compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how to get help finding HIV care, paying for care, traveling, securing housing or employment, and navigating legal issues, mental health concerns, or stigma.
Let's start with the basics: HIV is short for "human immunodeficiency virus." You can get HIV through condomless sex or by sharing needles or other equipment used to inject drugs.
"I want people to understand that living with HIV is not an obstacle," says Armando Ramirez-Guzman, who has been living with HIV since 2003. "You can live life, go out and have fun, and enjoy a movie date."
Approximately 38,700 people became newly infected with HIV in the United States in 2016. After about 5 years of substantial declines, the number of annual HIV infections began to level off in 2013, to about 39,000 infections per year.
The version of the virus I acquired had already developed resistance to non-nucleosides. With many of the gene editing therapies in the pipeline targeting the CCR5 gene, I'm wondering if my variant requires that gene to infect a cell?
Which meds are best for depression and is there a relationship between ARV'S and depression
I just found out that I'm HIV positive today I'm afraid I'm 24 years I'm angry and I feel like my life is falling apart I don't know who to talk to to tell me more someone who has it..I'm afraid of dying