Living with HIV/AIDS:
Living with HIV/AIDS often times requires more than just anti hiv
medication. We have always believed that the best way to
manage HIV is to keep the body's natural immune system as healthy as
possible, and prolong the need for medications for as long as
possible. Once on HIV medications, this strategy still
continues to be an integral part of HIV management, as well as
managing the side effects that sometimes happen with HIV treatments.
Family support was key to managing Jame's partner
passing, as well as his own HIV challenges.
|Keeping the Body Healthy:
Many people have died in the
United States from HIV infection. Surviving HIV
requires a substantial amount of social support, education, and hope.
Quality medical care is essential from experienced HIV specialists as
is a person's will to live, and willingness to become their own best
advocate. This often means that the person living with HIV/AIDS
must learn or be able to work with his medical providers as a partner,
doing his or her part to take the medications as prescribed, reduce
the possibility of becoming re-infected with more HIV, but also to ask
questions, and report any problems with taking medications and/or side
What do diet, nutrition, exercise, support groups, counseling, and
taking supplements have in common? They all depend on the
persons willingness to take charge of their own life and health
outcomes, to learn as much as possible, and care about themselves
enough to make whatever changes necessary to promote healthier
Some things to think about:
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