Monthly Archives: November 2018

What types of pain can HIV cause?

Pain is common in people living with HIV and can include headaches, joint pain, and abdominal cramping. Pain medications, alternative therapies, and home remedies can help a person manage their pain. Learn more here. …read more

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Hepatitis C and HIV coinfection

People living with HIV are at higher risk of contracting hepatitis C. This because HIV can weaken the immune system, leaving the body more vulnerable to other infections. In this article, we discuss the symptoms, prevention, and treatment for hepatitis C in people living with HIV. …read more

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Infections could trigger cardiovascular disease

New research examines the risk of heart attack and stroke after an infection, concluding that infections may trigger coronary events. …read more

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What is an HIV viral load?

Viral load is the amount of HIV per milliliter of blood. Antiretroviral therapy aims to reduce a person’s viral load to undetectable levels, where the virus is no longer transmittable. Here, we discuss what viral load and CD4 levels mean for a person living with HIV. …read more

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Why you cannot get HIV from kissing

There are many myths surrounding the transmission of HIV. A person can only transmit HIV through certain bodily fluids, including blood and semen. HIV is not present in other bodily fluids, such as saliva, tears, or sweat, so people cannot contract HIV through kissing. Learn more here. …read more

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