. Do people with HIV definitely progress to the AIDS phase or by taking ARV regularly can maintain the HIV phase so they don’t go up to the AIDS phase? Thanks
The most dangerous form of HIV disease is AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). AIDS is the last stage of HIV disease where the sufferer will get weaker, the fever does not heal, the weight drops drastically, chronic diarrhea, suffers from other diseases such as tuberculosis, until finally they can die. Therefore, in the early stages, it is best to give antiretroviral therapy (ART) to inhibit the progression of HIV disease to AIDS.
Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is indeed quite good at inhibiting the development of viruses and diseases so that PLWHA (people with HIV/AIDS) can live better and productive lives, but still cannot eliminate HIV disease completely. It is not possible to predict how long ART will prevent disease progression. Meanwhile, until now there is still no therapy that can definitively eliminate HIV disease as a whole. However, people with HIV should not despair. Keep doing ART treatment with your doctor and live a healthy lifestyle.
The best principle of dealing with HIV remains prevention. HIV is transmitted through contact with an infected person's body fluids such as blood, semen or vaginal fluids, fluids in the anus, and breast milk. New transmission can occur if the fluid is in direct contact with the injured mucosal wall or enters directly into the blood through injection / infusion. Therefore, avoid risky sexual activities, such as casual sex, anal sex, sharing needles, tattoos, and so on.
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dr. Muhammad Fadhil