Category: HIV

  • What are the symptoms of HIV?

    What are the  symptoms of HIV?

    Not all symptoms may be present and many people with HIV infection don’t have any symptoms. If you think you may have been infected with HIV or are at risk of contracting the virus, like having sex without condoms or condoms broke, sharing drug injection with other. Quickly see a health care provider as soon […]

  • Types of HIV tests

    Types of HIV tests

    What Is HIV Testing? HIV testing, also called HIV screening, is the only way to know if you have the virus. Several types of tests check your blood or other body fluids to see whether you’re infected. Most can’t spot HIV right away, because it takes time for your body to make antibodies or for […]

  • Ways that HIV is not transmitted

    Ways that HIV is not transmitted

    There are many misconceptions about HIV transmission. Let’s start with the fact that HIV is not easily transmitted as many people mistakenly believe. The main ways the virus spreads are through unprotected vaginal or anal sex or from sharing needles, syringes or other equipment to inject drugs. For mothers who are HIV-positive and pregnant, there […]

  • How do I know if I have HIV?

    How do I know if I have HIV?

    The only way to know for sure whether you have HIV is to get tested. You can’t rely on symptoms to tell whether you have HIV. Knowing your HIV status helps you make healthy decisions to prevent getting or transmitting HIV to your partner. Symptoms of HIV There are several symptoms of HIV. Not everyone […]

  • What is HIV?

    What is HIV?

    HIV refers to human immunodeficiency virus, which is the virus that causes HIV infection that progressively destroys certain white blood cells and can cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS. The virus attacks the infection fighting CD4 cells (CD4 T lymphocyte) of the immune system of your body. The loss of CD4 cells makes it difficult […]