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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection may progress to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Reviewed by an infectious disease specialist.

HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a prevention strategy whereby the daily use of Truvada can reduce a person's risk of getting HIV by around 90 percent. Sage Stallone, Pre Exposure Prophylaxis, Everything Popular, Hiv Prevention, Overcoming Addiction, Magnesium Supplements, Magnesium Deficiency, Living With Hiv, Warner Bros Studios

How Long Can I Live If I Get HIV?

Studies have shown that a 20-year-old, HIV-positive person on antiretroviral therapy can now expect to live into his or her early 70s.

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How Important Is Your CD4/CD8 Ratio?

The CD4/CD8 ratio compares the proportion of "helper" T-cells to "suppressor T-cells" and is used to determine the likely course of the disease and death.

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How Much Adherence Is Enough for Newer Generation HIV Drugs?

Evidence suggests that some newer generation HIV drugs may not require the same, greater than 95 percent adherence rates of older antiretroviral drugs.

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Learn How HIV Drug Resistance Can Develop Over Time or Be Passed On

Understand how the dynamics of drug resistance can help you ensure your HIV medications work effectively and with few complications over the long run.

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Learn How HIV Drug Resistance Can Develop Over Time or Be Passed On

Understand how the dynamics of drug resistance can help you ensure your HIV medications work effectively and with few complications over the long run.

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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection may progress to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Reviewed by an infectious disease specialist.

Despite setbacks, scientists are starting to overcome barriers to HIV vaccine development with novel approaches to drug and immune-based therapies. Living With Hiv, Lymph Nodes, Album, Cc License, Workplace, Cancer, Photos

Why Is It So Hard to Make an HIV Vaccine?

Despite setbacks, scientists are starting to overcome barriers to HIV vaccine development with novel approaches to drug and immune-based therapies.

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Uncommon Symptoms of Early HIV Infection

While some people will experience flu-like symptoms during early HIV infection, others may experience serious, even life-threatening illnesses.

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Why Can't I Get My CD4 Count Up?

The factors for immune recovery in people on HIV therapy is highly variable, often confounding those able to sustain undetectable viral loads.

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How Long Can I Live If I Get HIV?

Studies have shown that a 20-year-old, HIV-positive person on antiretroviral therapy can now expect to live into his or her early 70s.

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What to Expect Before, During, and After an HIV Test

HIV testing is recommended for all Americans ages 15 to 65. Learn why testing is recommended and how the different rapid and antibody tests are performed.

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HIV Does Not Cause AIDS in the Way We Thought

Emerging research has shown that the predominant mode of cell death during HIV infection is not caused by free-floating virus but the immune cells.

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Learn How HIV Drug Resistance Can Develop Over Time or Be Passed On

Understand how the dynamics of drug resistance can help you ensure your HIV medications work effectively and with few complications over the long run.

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Learn How HIV Drug Resistance Can Develop Over Time or Be Passed On

Understand how the dynamics of drug resistance can help you ensure your HIV medications work effectively and with few complications over the long run.

The landmark START study showed that the treatment of HIV on diagnosis decreased the risk of illness by transforming the global AIDS strategy. Hiv News, Pre Exposure Prophylaxis, Hiv Prevention, Hiv Positive, Modern Embroidery, Study, History, Gay Men, Studio

The History of HIV

The HIV/AIDS epidemic began in the 1980s. Learn about the progress that has since been made by the scientific and medical communities.