Category Archives: Facts and Resources

 

Vitamin D Important for Good HAART Outcomes

Vitamin D is an important nutrient that is involved in many areas of health and well-being. Of particular importance for people with HIV/AIDS is the part vitamin D plays in the immune system. While vitamin D is not normally a major factor in immune function, it plays a critical role...
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Early Treatment of HIV and Working

By now, the health benefits of early treatment for HIV are well established. People with HIV who start antiretrovirals before their CD4 count is low have fewer opportunistic infections, and are generally healthier and live longer than people with HIV who do not start on ARVs until their CD4 count...
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Understanding PrEP and Truvada

A few weeks ago, both the World Health Organization and the US Food and Drug Administration announced that they were endorsing the use of Truvada, an ARV developed by Gilead, as the first PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) for people at high risk of HIV. Which is leaving many [eople with questions...
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HIV and Contraceptives

The World Health Organization recently released updated guidelines on the use of hormonal contraceptives for women with HIV and women whose sexual partners have HIV. These updated guidelines are a response to several studies which have found evidence that some hormonal contraceptives may increase a woman’s risk of being infected,...
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