How do I ask a question about HIV?

How do I ask a question about HIV?

The Top 10 Questions About HIV, Answered

  1. Are HIV and AIDS the Same Thing?
  2. Can HIV Live Outside the Body?
  3. Which Activities Are Most Likely to Transmit HIV?
  4. Can You Get HIV From Oral Sex?
  5. How Common Are False Negatives and False Positives?
  6. How Accurate Are In-Home HIV Tests?
  7. Can a Pap Smear Detect HIV?

Who should I contact if I have HIV?

A hospital emergency room, an urgent care center, an HIV clinic, or your doctor can prescribe PEP or have it in stock. The CDC recommends that you take PEP if you: Had sex without condoms with someone who might have HIV. Shared needles while using drugs.

How long does it take to infect someone with HIV?

5. How long does it take to develop signs of HIV? Persons with HIV can develop signs of infection anywhere from months to years after being infected. About half of the people with HIV develop AIDS within 10 years, but the time between infection with HIV and the onset of AIDS can vary greatly.

How does HIV deal with stress?


  1. Take care of yourself. Be sure you get enough rest and eat well.
  2. Try physical activity. When you are nervous, angry, or upset, try exercise or some other kind of physical activity.
  3. Talk about it. It helps to talk to someone about your concerns and worries.
  4. Let it out.

Is it possible to test negative while your partner is positive?

Q: How can one partner test positive and the other test negative? A: It is quite common for one partner to test positive and the other negative, even if they have been having sex without condoms. Mostly this is explained by luck and the role of other risk factors.

How can I lower my viral load fast?

Booster pills and herbal supplements will not reduce your viral load. The only thing that can do this is HIV treatment (ART). Once someone starts ART, viral load decreases very quickly – within a month or two it should be under 50 copies/mL (called undetectable).

Can stress increase viral load?

Further, findings related to the link between stress and clinical outcomes are mixed; however, stress was shown to be related to lower CD4 cell counts, higher viral load, and disease progression. Several studies also showed a link between stress and poorer treatment adherence.

Can I drink ARV in the morning?

Taking This HIV Pill in the Morning May Help You Get More Sleep Tonight. Research shows a simple time change can help relieve dolutegravir users of insomnia. At least one out of every 100 people who take the integrase inhibitor dolutegravir as part of an antiretroviral combination experience insomnia.

Can you take ARVs on an empty stomach?

Take on an empty stomach (preferably at bedtime), to reduce the incidence of side-effects (particularly avoid taking it soon after a high-fat meal as this increases the risk of side-effects).