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 to fight off infection).

HIV 2 – Treatment

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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 Was this

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