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HIV Testing

HIV Testing

HIV Testing

HIV Exposure Treatment

HIV Exposure Treatment

Sex & HIV

Sex & HIV

STIs & HIV

STIs & HIV

Condoms & Lubricants

Condoms & Lubricants

HIV, Pregnancy & Childbirth

HIV, Pregnancy & Childbirth

HIV & Breastfeeding

HIV & Breastfeeding

Mixed Status Couples

Mixed Status Couples

HIV & Male Circumcision

HIV & Male Circumcision

HIV & MSM

HIV & MSM

HIV & WSM

HIV & WSM

HIV & IDU

HIV & IDU

HIV & Sex Work

HIV & Sex Work

HIV & SeX

PEP & HIV Exposure

HIV testing

HIV & STIs

HIV & SAFE SEX

HIV & pregnancy

HIV & breast feeding

HIV & mixed status couples

HIV & circumcision

HIV & MSM

HIV & WSW

HIV &

IDU

HIV &

SEX WORK

 
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adherence

...sticking exactly to your HIV treatment plan, which is important to make sure the medication keeps working.

antiretroviral treatment (ART)

...HIV treatment that uses three different drugs to target HIV in all its stages.

baseline

...refers to CD4 count and viral load before starting treatment; used to assess treatment effectiveness.

CD4 Count

...the number of  T-helper cells in your blood - should go up with HIV treatment; the higher, the better!

drug resistance

...means that treatment is not working, which can happen if HIV treatment is not taken as planned.

undetectable (virally suppressed)

...means the level of HIV in the blood is so low that you cannot spread it to others; goal is under 200 copies/ML.

viral load

...is the amount of HIV virus in a person's blood; goal is to keep viral load under 200  copies/mL.