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HIV / AIDS Description

AIDS is a syndrome and HIV is the underlying virus.

According to WHO, The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that infects cells of the immune system, destroying or impairing their function. As the infection progresses, the immune system becomes weaker, and the person becomes more susceptible to infections. The most advanced stage of HIV infection is acquired im

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To have AIDS you must have HIV and

Parent To Child Transmission

HIV can be transmitted from an HIV-positive woman to her child during pregnancy,

Antenatal services and HIV testing during pregnancy
Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programmes provide antiretroviral treatment to HIV-positive pregnant women to stop their infants from acquiring the virus.


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The treatment of HIV has significantly advanced in the last couple of decades.
HIV treatment is called anti-retroviral therapy (ART). ART isn't a cure, but it can control the virus so that you can live a full, longer, healthier life and reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to others.

ART involves taking lifelong a combination of HIV medicines (called an HIV regimen) every day, exactly as prescribed.


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