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 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

Medicines used to treat HIV are called ANTIRETROVIRALS – ARVs for short. ARVs can’t cure HIV, but do help people with HIV live longer, healthier lives.1 Learn all

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

Sexual Health

Sterilisation is a permanent method for women who have completed their families or do not want any children. Vasectomy is a permanent method for men