How to Live Healthy Life with HIV
Believe it or not, the treatment of HIV-infected people today does not differ much from the condition of patients suffering from chronic diseases or asthmatics who come to the doctor every month to make regular checkups.
Thanks to modern therapy today it is possible to treat HIV and live a long healthy life without experiencing any problems. There are new medications that help stop the virus, i.e. there are HIV positive people who do not infect other thanks to the effective treatment they use.
To, be clear, HIV is a progressive virus that leads to an incurable autoimmune disease, AIDS, translated into a chronic viral infection. Many years ago, if a person got infected by the HIV it meant that only after a short period of time they will develop and autoimmune disease – AIDS which is incurable.
Days Has Changed
But today, that is not the case. If the onset of treatment begins on time, the infected can experience a long and healthy life. The important thing is to maintain healthy habits and take the prescribed medication by the doctor.
It is true that the number of infected people increases every year, but the good news is that HIV is no longer a terminal disease.
If you are a person suffering from HIV or you know someone who is, these are tips that will help a lot.
Here is how you can learn to live a healthy life even though you have HIV:
Take HIV Treatment Regularly
If you take your medication regularly every day, you can lead a normal life and live just as long as a person without HIV.Take your medication as directed by your doctor. Discuss with your doctor what the best medicines are for you.
If you are not being treated, you can infect someone with unsafe sex or with blood. You may infect your child during pregnancy, during birth or during breastfeeding. But with an appropriate treatment, women with HIV can still give birth to healthy children.
Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
Take care of your health. Eat healthy. This increases your resistance to illnesses. Exercise is also important to stay fit. Reduce the use of cigarettes, drugs and alcohol to a minimum.Maintain a good sleeping schedule. This will help you to reduce stress.
Social Contact Plays Good Role
you cannot infect anyone just from a social contact. Do not be afraid to contact with people and if other people avoid you, make sure you explain to them or tell them to read more about HIV.
For example, if you use a common cup or dish with someone or touch someone or give them a kiss, you won’t infect them with the virus. Sometimes people avoid HIV infected persons because they are not educated enough about this condition.
Social interaction with other people is crucial in these moments. Do not lose your friends. Perform activities that will help you feel better. Hang out with people who care about you, support you and understand what you are going through.
Make a Good Financial Plan for Mental Peach
HIV patients go through many medical processes which costs lots of money. Hence, it is important to make the financial plan from the beginning. There are many government organizations who are working with the financial costs of HIV patients.
For your family’s financial safety, you may consider getting a life insurance for HIV people. This will give you the mental satisfaction and will help your family to get some financial support in future.
NoRisk of Infection – Enjoy Your Life
If you take your medication in the prescribed manner each day, the amount of HIV in your blood (blood virus concentration) decreases. Only after a few months of using the right medicines for your condition, the virus is usually no longer traceable, although you should note that the virus stays in your body.
When you reach that state, you will no longer be able to infect other people with HIV.
Under certain conditions, you may have sex without a condom with your partner (once you are in a serious relationship) who has no HIV:
- If you take your anti-HIV medicines properly every day.
- If virus concentration can no longer be detected for at least 6 months.
- If the blood virus concentration is checked regularly.
- If you do not have any other STD.
Yes, you can still have a healthy and serious relationship even though you have an HIV virus. The important thing is to always follow the instructions by your doctor and notify other people about your condition. When you are in a relationship, you must talk to your partner and let them know that you have HIV but you are treating it successfully.
Living with the HIV/AIDS is not always easy. It can help if you talk to someone about it or someone who is in the same condition as you. But be sure that you are not obliged to tell others that you have HIV if you do not prefer talking about it. Just make sure that you do not put their health in danger.
Your health should always be your priority. Make sure you do everything that is in your power to protect yourself and follow all the guidelines given by your doctor. Always give your best, even when you think you cannot try harder, do not give up. Only this kind of attitude will bring you positive results.