Learn what it means to live with the HIV virus

Treatments and medication

HIV/AIDS is an immune disease, caught by birth or even not being careful. Now that you know that you have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, it's time for you to consider some options to help you fight off this disease. Taking care of this immune system damaging virus and later on a disease, is top priority because if untreated, it will cause death. Knowing that you are going to be getting better and that you are going to be okay will be a lot easier when taking medications. (taking at least 3 medications will help fight off the HIV virus)

  • Ritonavir (Norvir)
  • A Lopinovir and Ritonavir combination (Kelatra)
  • Saquinavir (Invirsae)

Here are just a few of the MANY helpful medications that you can take to treat your virus. Talking to your doctor for more information is recommended, they are there to help. The doctor's will prescribe medications and they will help you to prevent those nasty viruses from multiplying and they will help strengthen your immune system, the sooner, the better!

Life goes on living with the HIV virus

How to cope

Finding out you have any type of illness can be difficult and the HIV virus is no different. So naturally people look for ways to cope with the fact they have the virus. Coping with the disease means that you don't let it destroy your whole life and you find ways to stay positive. How one copes with finding out they have the virus differs from person to person, but the most important thing is to get the treatments that you need to get and be smart about the situation. If you know you have the virus, don't to anything to make it worse or spread the virus. One of the best ways to cope with any negative situation in your life is to find something you enjoy doing and take time out of the day to do some activities that you enjoy. This will help you reduce your stress level and enjoy your life more.

You can still live a normal life

After a few weeks of taking medications and recovering from HIV/AIDS, you can still have a life. By that, it means going out with friends, grabbing dinner out, and having a great time with others is what is most needed. Yes, the infectious disease will be active within your body for the rest of your life, but that doesn't mean that your life is over. Take time to have a good time, but also be safe. Wear protection, and always be careful now, even , more careful than you were before. Stay positive.