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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Past Member 3 days ago

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Philip G8 months ago

It been 18years now since i was diagnosed of HIV AID and i have done all my possible best to make sure i get rid of my HIV AIDS Disease and all to no avail not until i saw different people testify about how they were cured from different disease, TYPE 1&2 DIABETES.HERPES DISEASE.HBV.HPV.CANCER.BRAIN Disease and many more. At first i thought all this was a Joke,because my doctor made it clear to me there was no cure for my HIV AIDS and i wasn't sure if what i read was true, until now that i got his herbal medicine and now cured, it was very surprising how Dr Akuna was able to give a permanent cured, with no side effect. i went to check up and found out that there is no sign or trace of HIV AIDS in my blood i was permanently cured and confirm negative. that why i am writing this article to spread the good new about the Great Dr Akuna,i admonish anyone that is sick to contact Dr Akuna and find a totally Cure to your Disease. You can reach him on his what app line:+2348154625070 or his email:drakunasolutiontemple@gmail.com or his website:websites:http://drakunasolutiontem.wixsite.com/dr-akuna

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Philip G
Philip G8 months ago

It been 18years now since i was diagnosed of HIV AID and i have done all my possible best to make sure i get rid of my HIV AIDS Disease and all to no avail not until i saw different people testify about how they were cured from different disease, TYPE 1&2 DIABETES.HERPES DISEASE.HBV.HPV.CANCER.BRAIN Disease and many more. At first i thought all this was a Joke,because my doctor made it clear to me there was no cure for my HIV AIDS and i wasn't sure if what i read was true, until now that i got his herbal medicine and now cured, it was very surprising how Dr Akuna was able to give a permanent cured, with no side effect. i went to check up and found out that there is no sign or trace of HIV AIDS in my blood i was permanently cured and confirm negative. that why i am writing this article to spread the good new about the Great Dr Akuna,i admonish anyone that is sick to contact Dr Akuna and find a totally Cure to your Disease. You can reach him on his what app line:+2348154625070 or his email:drakunasolutiontemple@gmail.com or his website:websites:http://drakunasolutiontem.wixsite.com/dr-akuna..

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