Tag: antiretroviral

Why Early HIV Treatment Matters

There may be some good news for HIV patients – starting medication immediately after diagnosis may help keep patients healthy longer. I’m Erin White with your latest health news. A new study found that HIV patients may have a lower risk of developing AIDS or other serious illnesses if they begin antiretroviral drug treatment early.…

By Jose Scott February 15, 2020 0

Facing HIV as a Family

[Cory:] I think a lot of people nationally, globally, wonder what is appropriate in a family relationship, for, what response is appropriate when an HIV diagnosis shows up in your family. And for me, I’ve been incredibly blessed to have the response that I got from my own family. And it’s easy for me to…

By Jose Scott January 3, 2020 29

Why HIV Isn’t a Death Sentence Anymore

[♪ INTRO] If you’re looking for the virus that’s challenged scientists the most in the last 40 years, HIV is it. For a while, every time we’d develop a new treatment for it, the virus would just mutate so the drug didn’t work anymore. And even though the worst of the pandemic is over in…

By Jose Scott December 30, 2019 0

Medical Animation: HIV and AIDS

HIV is the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. If you have HIV, you have an infection that damages your immune system over time, and causes AIDS. AIDS stands for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. It is the final stage of an HIV infection, when your immune system is damaged and too weak to fight off ordinary infections. When foreign…

By Jose Scott December 25, 2019 0