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Living or contracting HIV doesn’t have to stop you from living a healthy life in the best way that you choose to do. With the right treatment and care, you can definitely live as long as someone who doesn’t have the virus. The first step is taking care of yourself after being diagnosed with HIV as soon as possible and keeping your immune system strong. And just because antiretroviral treatment is not a cure for HIV, it does keep the virus under control so maybe you should take it?
Thanks to effective HIV treatment, the number of cases of Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) has fallen dramatically. Nonetheless, Kaposi’s sarcoma remains one of the most common cancers in people living with HIV. It occasionally occurs in people who are taking HIV treatment and have a good CD4 count…
Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) is a form of cancer in which tumours with tiny blood vessels grow below the surface of your skin and in your mouth, nose, eyes, and anus. It can spread to your lungs, liver, stomach, intestines, and lymph nodes, the glands that help your body fight infection.
How do I avoid getting HIV?
Many people have HIV — you’re absolutely not alone. Most people get at least one STI in their lifetime and it is nothing to feel ashamed of or embarrassed about. Make sure to disclose your status to your sexual partner(s). Even if you’re feeling totally fine right now, see a doctor so you can talk about the best ways to stay healthy. Taking care of your emotional health is important too so seek out counselling or a support group.