3 Ways You Can Help Stop HIV in Its Tracks

Decades after the discovering of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), scientists are still trying to find a cure. Recent developments point to the possibility of an “extremely potent” antibody producing a vaccine. Another recent idea is triggering the body’s immune system to flush out HIV by attacking infected cells.

Stem cell gene therapy, described as a possible “functional cure” for HIV, has also been given the go-ahead by the Food and Drug Administration for human trials.

But even now, we have a number of tools at our disposal to address HIV. We know how to prevent it, treat it and allow individuals who contract the virus to lead normal, healthy lives.

Everyone has a responsibility to stop the spread. Be sure to do your part with these steps.

Test Frequently (and Treat Early)

Sexually active individuals are usually counselled to test for HIV yearly. But there’s nothing wrong with testing more often. Many individuals choose to be tested quarterly.

For those who haven’t been tested before, it’s a simple and quick experience. Most offices will perform a blood test (finger prick or draw), and rapid HIV testing locations will give you a result within 20 minutes. You can even buy over-the-counter HIV tests from a local pharmacy and do them at home.

Early detection both prevents the spread of HIV to others and results in higher quality of life for the infected individual. Many people live healthy lives with managed HIV.

A person on treatment for HIV can also have what is often termed an “undetectable” viral load. This doesn’t mean condoms are no longer necessary (viral loads can change), but that the risk of transmission is drastically reduced.

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Use a Condom Every Time

A number of myths exist around HIV and condoms.

The first is that condoms don’t effectively prevent against HIV. This is completely untrue. No prevention method is 100 percent effective within trials. Human error exists, and improperly using a condom (or accidentally breaking it) will obviously reduce its effectiveness. But occurrences of condom failure when used properly are incredibly rare.

The second myth is that some sex positions eradicate HIV risks. This is a dangerous misconception, because absolutely all acts of penetrative sex carry a risk of HIV. It doesn’t matter who the receptive partner is. If you’re having penetrative sex without protection, you are putting yourself at unnecessary risk of HIV.

Use latex, polyisoprene or polyurethane condoms. Lambskin condoms, aside from the obvious problem of being an animal product, do not protect against HIV or most other STIs.

Read more about choosing condoms on the Care2 sex guide.

Talk to Your Doctor about PrEP

For high-risk individuals, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can effectively prevent HIV when taken every day by mouth. If you are concerned that you might be at high risk for HIV infection you should talk to your healthcare provider or visit a local STI clinic to discuss PrEP.

The daily pill combines the medications tenofovir and emtricitabine. It works by preventing HIV from taking hold if it comes into contact with your bloodstream. PrEP takes approximately 20 days to reach its maximum level of protection. It is not a vaccine because it doesn’t teach your body to fight infection. PrEP only protects while you’re on the treatment. But the treatment can be taken daily for an indefinite period of time, much like birth control.

PrEP is actually recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for individuals who are at high risk, including men who have sex with men and serodiscordant heterosexual couples.

Individuals on PrEP should still use condoms as the medication only prevents against HIV, not any other STIs.

 

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Pratap J.
Pratap J.3 months ago

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Pratap J.
Pratap J.3 months ago

Lets join hands together and eradicate HIV and HERPES from this planet earth. Anybody who still think there is no cure for hiv or herpes should deviate from it because a cure has been found by Dr OMOZE. He uses herbs to cure these diseases. I am a living testimony of Dr OMOZE, he use his herbal medicine to cure me from HIV and HERPES. I was infected with two difference disease HIV and HERPES VIRUS which cost me my relationship and i could not bear the pains of living with the disease and loosing my boyfriend. So i went in search of getting the cure and i saw a comment on YouTube on how Dr OMOZE, uses his herbs to cure people of HIV and other diseases. I quickly contact him on the email that was present on the comment and told him about my illness and he prepare my medicine and send it to me through UPS service and he gave me instructions on how to take it and after i finish taking the herbs,i went to the hospital for checkup and behold the test shows that am HIV and HERPES negative. The doctors at the hospital rejoice with me and ask for Dr OMOZE contact. If you are in need of help to get the cure from Dr OMOZE, you can contact him on email: (omozespelltemple666@gmail.com) or you can call or whatsapp him on (+2348102799582).

DR OMOZE CAN ALSO CURE THE FALLOWING DISEASES.

1 Cancer of all kind
2 Hiv/aids
3 Low sperm count
4 Barrenness
5 Hpv
6 Herpes
7 Genital Wart
8 Rare disease
9 Hepatitis
10 Zika virus
11 ALS
12 IF YOU NEED YOUR EX LOVER BACK

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.3 months ago

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Past Member
Past Member 3 months ago

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Jnr Escobar
Jnr Escobar4 months ago

thanks to Dr okoli for helping me get rid of HIV/AIDS
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Past Member
Past Member 5 months ago

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Past Member
Past Member 5 months ago

I want to thank Dr OSATO for the help he has rendered to me by getting Rid of my HIV. I was Diagnosed of this Virus over 3 years now but after the Usage of Dr.OSATO Herbal Medicine, I was cured from HIV and the virus was completely gone from my body. The Symptoms of the HIV Virus is completely Gone.. So anyone who is having the virus should contact Dr OSATO to give you the herbal medicine to cure yourself. Dr Osato also have the cure for different types of diseases like HERPES 1$2, HIV, DIABETES, CANCER, HSV 1&2 ect. You can contact Dr Osato on email: osatoherbalcure@gmail.com or call and whatsapp him +2347051705853. His website is https://osatoherbalcure.wordpress.com

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Lesa D
Past Member 6 months ago

thank you Chris...

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Kate J
Past Member 6 months ago

I AM SO VERY HAPPY TODAY!!! That is why am giving this big thanks to Dr.ken for curing me from HERPES. I have been suffering from HERPES for the past six (6)years, i have spent a lot of money getting drugs from the hospitals to keep myself healthy, i tried everything possible to get myself cure, but i could'nt get any solution! until i decided to try herbal cure. That was how i got in contact with this great herbal doctor in an online research, i contacted him and after he had administer his herbal cure on me, A week after i went for another test. To God be the glory i tested HIV/AIDS negative, (I am so glad to see my myself HERPES negative once again). I'm very proud to express my happiness through this platform and to say a big thanks to Dr. ken for restoring my life back to normal. You can as well contact Dr ken via email:Dr.kenherbalcenter@gmail.COM ) or call and whatsapp him on +2348147483812 if you are infected with HERPES virus or having any health problems you can contact Dr ken and he will help you. DOCTOR KEN CAN AS WELL CURE THE FOLLOWING DISEASE:

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Kate J
Past Member 6 months ago

Live Testimony HIV is curable: I am grateful to Dr Osato ,the powerful herbal healer that rescue me from HIV/AIDS and HERPES. I was diagnosed of these disease since 2012 and because of this, i was very unhappy with my life and i went into research on how i can get cured and i saw a testimony of a lady on how she was cured from HERPES by Dr Osato, i decided to give him a try and when i contact him, he assure me that he will help me and send me the cure and i believed in him because all i wanted was to be cured, so he prepared a herbal cure for me and send it to me through DHL and gave me instructions on how to use it and after one week i should go to hospital for checkup and after one week of using the herbal medicine, i went to the hospital for test and to my surprise the test stated that i am HIV/AIDS with HERPES negative and i am fully cured from the diseases. This gladdens my heart and everybody in the hospital was surprised even the Medical Doctor, So viewers Dr OSATO is a God Gifted man and he can cure so many diseases like HIV/AIDS, HERPES,CANCER of all kind, HSV 1&2, KIDNEY PROBLEM, SYPHILIS, DIABETES and lot's more. You can contact him through his email: OSATOHERBALCURE@GMAIL.COM or call and whatsapp him on +2347051705853. His website is osatoherbalcure.wordpress.com. I will continue to share this great testimony on the internet and all over the world for the good job Dr Osato has done for me.

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