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COVID-19 and HIV- What should I know?

The novel COVID-19 is a virus that was first reported in 2019. Today, the virus plagues the whole world, and the question arises, are people living with HIV more susceptible to COVID-19? Preliminary data shows that for persons on effective HIV treatment, there is no increased risk of becoming infected Read more…

By Kwabena, ago
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Starting and staying on treatment

100 years ago, being diagnosed with HIV was regarded as a death sentence. However, today, with improvements in medicine and research into HIV, medications have been developed that can suppress HIV to barely detectable levels in the blood. This means that, even though you still have the virus, you get Read more…

By Kwabena, ago
Health Corner

How do I know I have HIV?

There are many signs and symptoms associated with HIV. This depends on the stage of the disease, and your immune system at the time of diagnosis. Generally, HIV progresses in 3 stages: Acute phase: This occurs very early on in the course of HIV, within 4 weeks of being infected. At Read more…

By Kwabena, ago
Health Corner

What is HIV?

Pour lire cette article en français, veuillez cliquer ici.  HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. Once the virus has entered the body, it begins to destroy a type of white blood cell called a T-helper cell, also referred to as CD4 cell, and makes copies of itself inside them. The T-helper cell Read more…

By Kwabena, ago