Loneliness as a Disease

Loneliness as a Disease

HIV remains a health condition that can carry a heavy burden of stigma. The fear of facing the consequences of these prejudices leads many people who learn that they are living with HIV to keep it a secret, as well as to isolate themselves more and more, worried that...
Your Treatment and Lipodystrophy: What You Need to Know

Your Treatment and Lipodystrophy: What You Need to Know

Most frequent symptoms of body fat alterations are:  Loss of body fat: most visible on the face, but also legs, arms and buttocks.  Fat accumulation: this happens in the abdomen, chest (in men and women), shoulders and neck (where a sort of hump may develop). There...
Your Mental Health Is Also Important

Your Mental Health Is Also Important

Some studies have shown that depression, anxiety and loneliness may be related to a worsening mental health, poor quality of living and even a worse cognitive performance in people who live with HIV. This is why mental health is an aspect that must not be neglected. ...
What Leads a Person to Stick to Their Treatment (or Not)?

What Leads a Person to Stick to Their Treatment (or Not)?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the degree to which the behavior of a sick person coincides with the indications for treatment provided by medical personnel is known as adherence to treatment.  It seems like a simple concept, but in practice it’s...
Love After HIV

Love After HIV

Facing an HIV diagnosis means becoming aware that many things in everyday life will change from that very moment. Processing all these changes takes time, and it’s important to try to manage one thing at a time.  And one of these aspects that are necessarily affected...
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