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HIV - Human Immunodeficiency Virus

HIV 1 – What is HIV?

HIV | human immunodeficiency virus HIV destroys the ability of the body’s immune cells to function and so over time, people gradually become immunodeficient (unable

HIV 2 – Treatment

Because of antiretrovirals, HIV infection has transformed from an almost uniformly fatal infection into a manageable chronic condition!

HIV 3 – Treatment in Children

  While significant progress has been made in preventing HIV infections in children,1a HIV remains a significant contributor to under-five deaths in South Africa.2a

HIV 5 – All about ARVs

There are different regimes for treating confirmed HIV patients and prevention of those who have been exposed to HIV positive fluids, or have a high

HIV 6 – Preventing HIV

Stop the Spread. Since ‘the early days’ of AIDS in the 1980s, researchers have worked to find new ways to prevent HIV around the world.1a 

HIV 7 – Contraception

Integration of HIV treatment services and family planning is of paramount importance. Women living with HIV should have access to comprehensive information to assist them in making

HIV 9 – HIV and Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B, a potentially life-threatening viral liver infection, is a major global health problem. Viral hepatitis is increasingly becoming a cause of illness and death among people

HIV 10 – STIs

More than 1 million sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are contracted every day all over the world.1a STIs can increase the risk of getting HIV by 3 times or

HIV 12 – Life Cycle

The goal of antiretroviral therapy (ART) is to suppress HIV and, by doing so, to make sure that people living with HIV can enjoy long