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Treatment for HIV

Treatment for HIV

For people who have access to HIV treatment and take it every day, as directed, HIV usually becomes a treatable chronic illness. Most HIV-positive people who consistently take their HIV treatment regimen can expect to live a long, healthy life...
Posted 08/16/2018
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) – An Overview

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) – An Overview

HIV is a virus that attacks the immune system. If HIV is not treated, within a few years it can progress and lead to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), a set of symptoms and infections that eventually cause death. Although HIV is not yet...
Posted 08/16/2018
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HIV Stages and Symptoms

HIV Stages and Symptoms

The symptoms of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) vary with the stage of the infection. In people who begin HIV treatment soon after diagnosis and take treatment consistently every day, HIV is unlikely to ever progress or become symptomatic....
Posted 08/16/2018
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Diagnosing HIV

Diagnosing HIV

The process for diagnosing HIV involves one or more blood or saliva tests. If results are inconclusive, the doctor may order more tests. For tests to be effective and conclusive, it is necessary to wait a certain period of time for HIV to...
Posted 08/16/2018
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HIV: Cause, Prevention, and Risk Factors

HIV: Cause, Prevention, and Risk Factors

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the cause of HIV infection. HIV infects a specific type of immune system cells called CD4 lymphocytes or T-helper cells. The role of healthy CD4 cells is to organize other immune cells to respond to infection,...
Posted 08/16/2018
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Patience: Accepting That Control Requires Self-Care

Patience: Accepting That Control Requires Self-Care

"A waiting person is a patient person." - Henri J.M. Nouwen Argh! Have you ever felt impatient at a red light, or irritated at the end of a long line for your prescription at the pharmacy? You're not alone. Patience can feel scarce when you don't...
Posted 08/09/2018
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The Power of Letting Go of What You Can't Control

The Power of Letting Go of What You Can't Control

"Life is too short. I can't control everything in my life. Trying to is exhausting!!" - member of myHIVteam When first faced with an HIV diagnosis, a common fear is a lack of control over our health. How could our bodies betray us? How do we grab...
Posted 08/03/2018
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Beginner's Mind - Not Knowing It All When Living with HIV

Beginner's Mind - Not Knowing It All When Living with HIV

"The moment I received my official diagnosis, I dropped all my assumptions about HIV. It was so freeing." -Member of myHIVteamLiving with a chronic condition can be difficult and even a burden, but also an opportunity to rid yourself of what you...
Posted 07/27/2018
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New and Improved Changes to myHIVteam

New and Improved Changes to myHIVteam

We have exciting news: myHIVteam has a new look to keep you better connected with the community! Thanks to valuable feedback from thousands of members, we’ve recently made a few updates, starting with the Activity Feed. Now, with a quick tap, you...
Posted 06/28/2018
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Family Support and HIV

Family Support and HIV

What do you do when family members are not there to support you? Living with HIV can be isolating, especially if family members withdraw or are unsupportive. Being open and honest with these family members takes commitment to a long process of...
Posted 05/25/2018
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