Medication For Overcoming HIV Disease?
I want to ask. I was diagnosed with HIV. I have had blood tests many times but the results are positive. Can I buy medicine for this disease at the pharmacy without me going to the doctor first. I want to see a doctor about cost constraints. Please enter. And what medicines can I buy at the pharmacy
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Need to be clarified, where did you get the HIV test? What kind of HIV test do you take? Have the results been interpreted directly by the doctor? And does the doctor recommend certain treatments for you?
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a disease caused by a virus. This disease attacks the immune system, and makes sufferers more easily sick. This disease can be transmitted through contact between bodily fluids with other HIV sufferers, especially blood, anal fluid, vaginal fluid, penile excretions, and also breast milk. At the beginning of the infection, this disease generally will not show typical clinical symptoms, but only in the form of minor illnesses, such as fever, muscle and joint pain, sore throat, skin rashes, and so on. Furthermore, patients can enter the window period (window period) where the clinical symptoms above seem to improve when in fact the virus is replicating massive in the body. If this condition is not detected and treated early, then the patient can enter the AIDS stage (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) which is very deadly.
Given the potential dangers and transmission, it is an important step for anyone who has a history of carrying out HIV risk behaviors to get checked out immediately. At various health facilities, HIV - voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) is now available, which includes counseling, blood tests, education related to the results of the examination, and also providing appropriate handling measures. Of course, this VCT should ideally be carried out directly under the supervision of a doctor so that the treatment given is appropriate, according to your condition, the stage of your illness, and the clinical symptoms you feel.
If your previous HIV test is done directly under the supervision of a doctor, of course the doctor who states that you are positive with HIV has also determined what kind of treatment you are doing. However, if your previous HIV test has not been consulted by a doctor, we advise you not to draw conclusions too early. Consult the results of your examination first with a doctor or specialist in internal medicine so that it can be given the best treatment. Because the cause is a virus, giving anti-retroviral drugs is the main treatment if you are positive for HIV. There are many types of anti-retroviral drugs, and the determination must be done directly by a doctor. Although not yet known to cure total HIV, anti-retroviral therapy is known to significantly reduce the replication of the HIV virus in the body. That way, clinical patient improvement can be achieved, the potential for dangerous complications can be reduced, and the patient's life expectancy can be increased. Some other types of treatment can also be combined with the administration of anti-retroviral drugs so that your clinical symptoms improve and your immune system remains excellent. It is not advisable to consume the drug yourself without direct supervision from a doctor to prevent the risk of dangerous side effects.
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