How do I live a healthy life with HIV?

To live a healthy life with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), take your antiretroviral medications as prescribed and see your doctor at regular intervals . Also, you should engage in healthy activities such as a healthy diet and regular physical activity.
To live a healthy life with HIV and prevent new infections, get prevention counseling and medical care, stay in medical care, and take and stay on medicine to lower the amount of HIV in the body.

Lowering the amount of virus results in better health, a longer life, fewer new infections, and helping stop HIV in the Unites States.

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HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus, slowly destroys the body’s immune system and causes AIDS if not treated. It can be spread through unprotected sex and sexual contact, contaminated blood transfusions, contaminated needles and ...

syringes, and through breastfeeding or transferred at birth from a mother to her child.

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