I Have HIV, Who Should I Tell?

Receiving an HIV diagnosis is definitely a life changing moment. Even when the infection caused by this virus is perfectly controllable with medications, knowing the news that you have a chronic disease is always shocking and many times, you need a few days in order...

I Have HIV, Now What?

I was very nervous when I went to get my HIV test. In my opinion, I had not had a very active sex life, but I was aware that I had not used a condom many times, whether it be because of haste, not losing the opportunity or because the other person did not bring it...

I Have HIV: How Do I Tell This to a Potential Partner?

When they told me I had HIV, I went into a crisis. I thought my life was over, but not because I was going to die, since I had several friends who had the virus and were very stable with their treatment. What hurt was that I was single at the time, and I was sure that...

HIV Treatment: Why Is It Important if There Is No Cure?

Getting a diagnosis for any disease is not easy, especially when it’s about one which has no cure and requires that you take medication for the rest of your life. HIV is no different than any other disease, the only advantage, perhaps, is that treatment is free and...

HIV Treatment: From 25 Daily Pills, to Only 1 a Day

The first 15 years of the HIV epidemic were a nightmare. The discovery of a rare disease took, perhaps too long to raise the alarms. In the beginning, it was believed that only certain groups of the population (gay men, people who used injectable drugs or who had...

HIV and Alterations in Menstruation

Common alterations It’s known that women with HIV may experience some problems such as irregular periods, heavy or lighter bleeding than they used to have, lack of menstrual periods, no menstruation for over 90 days or more severe premenstrual syndrome. It’s also been...
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