Not all men and women know about HIV treatment. It may sound easy, but actually its complex and requires more of your time and full focus.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus will not only affect your sexual performance, but also will take away the time and joy that you’re supposed to be experiencing with your loved ones.
It is always best never to get HIV in the first place.
Simple, because the moment you get HIV your life will never be the same again.
This is not just hear-say, but these are facts, the truths that your lifespan may be lower, that HIV may develop into HIV after a few years.
Research shows that mortality rate is due to the virus that weakens the immune system.
Without HIV treatments, you’ll put yourself on the line. With that, I will provide you important information concerning HIV treatment.
Considering that you have HIV and the moment that established that you are already a carrier of the virus, you will not get medication right away. Instead the following should be considered:
- patient’s past medical history
- length of time they’ve been infected with HIV
- present CD4 T cell count
- current overall health
Establishing the Patient’s current condition is a must to know the best HIV treatment.
Finding HIV Doctor/s
Finding HIV Doctor is the best care that you can provide for yourself. Here are few tips helpful tips to consider in choosing your HIV Doctor:
- Must be an expert in treating HIV/AIDS
- Must be in the field of expertise for several years
- Doctor whom you are comfortable and easy to get along with
- A Doctor would really walk an extra mile in helping you
Vaccines show a vast progress in medical world. Vaccines have been the west defence against infectious diseases.
Unfortunately we do not have any vaccines against HIV yet. Although there are vaccines that are being studied for HIV namely preventive and therapeutic vaccines.
The purpose of antiretroviral treatment is to keep the amount of HIV in the body at its lowest level.
In return, as the virus decreases –weakening of the immune system starts to diminish and avoid from further damage.
Remember that this treatment does not cure HIV at all; it only lessens the abnormal production of virus in your body. There are also common side-effects that Patients experience.
Fighting The Side-Effects
As you treat HIV, there will always be side effects like:
- Weight losss
The side-effects mentioned above are bothersome but they will get better after a few weeks.
In addition, HIV prevention should be increased to further avoid such deadly virus.
Your body still needs to adjust to HIV treatment that your Doctor prescribed.
Some side-effects maybe caused by other infections.
Remember that your body is susceptible to any kind of infection so you have to discuss every change that your body experiences for further treatment.
Medical specialists developed HIV medications that can specifically control the increased number of virus, enhance your immune system, suppressed symptoms and lessen harmful side-effects.
Combination Therapy is taking two or more antiretroviral drugs at the same time. It is referred to as Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy or HAART.
HIV may become very resistant to a certain drug and that drug wouldn’t be effective anymore.
So this is where taking two or more antiretrovirals at the same can help reduce the production of the virus making the treatment effective this time.
For Patients who are risk of opportunistic pathogens, your Doctor may put your on a day to day medication to prevent further acquisition of infections.
HIV Treatment For Children
Mother who has HIV during pregnancy can pass it on their babies during pregnancy, during delivery and during breastfeeding
Several tests are given to the babies’ having HIV with or without symptoms.
Typical treatment for babies’ having HIV is called antiretroviral therapy (ART). These medicines can reduce the amount of virus in your child’s body, help your child stay healthy and help him/her have a normal life as much as possible.
Using HIV treatment maybe associated with other harmful side-effects. It is important that you are honest in giving all the necessary information to your Doctor.
Aside from the credibility of your Doctor and the treatments that you are taking, you also need to have faith that these medications work together to keep you healthy as far as possible while having HIV.
The journey with HIV is never easy but you need to have that desire in your heart to be well. Yes, everything wouldn’t be the same anymore, but you can always be the better a better person that you used to be.
There is no best exact HIV treatment, it really depends on how severe the virus is, or depending on your Doctor’s diagnosis.
You have to take all the necessary medication and never missed one because it is one of the distinguishing factors in you HV treatment.