The 7 stages of the HIV life cycle explained

The HIV virus The HIV virus is a virus that attacks the bodies CD4 cells, these are the cells the body uses to fight diseases, infections and foreign bodies.  Once infected the virus remains in the body and if not treated will eventually overpower the bodies immune system completely leaving it vulnerable and unable to …

The HIV 5 stages of grief and how to cope with them

We all cope in different ways to devastating news We all have our own coping mechanisms when it comes to coping with various devasting blows, dealt us during our lifetime.  Although we may not all have the exact same reactions to this there are similarities. The HIV 5 stages of grief #1 Denial The shock …

New HIV latent detecting tests are now more accurate and another step closer to combatting the virus

The challenge of detecting the residual virus after retroviral therapy The HIV virus is a tricky virus in that it has the ability to hide in immune cells at an undetectable level.  This is especially true after retroviral therapy.  Retroviral therapy can greatly reduce the viral load levels in the blood.  The challenge for researchers …

HIV treatments that can be prescribed to effectively control the HIV virus and their common side effects

HIV Treatments Unlike a few years ago the medication that is available to help maintain the HIV viral load is a lot more effective and displays fewer side effects. There are more than twenty-fourantiretroviral drugs on the market today that is FDA approved.  These drugs are broken down into about six different groups depending on …

Living a healthy lifestyle with HIV

Life with HIV When it was first discovered a diagnosis of HIV was a certain death sentence.  Without the medication on the market, today HIV would become full-blown AIDS in no time. But extensive research and a better understanding of the virus has produced a various medication that can control HIV and AIDS. 5 Ways …