Monday, August 11, 2014

HIV 101 - ARV vs HIV

Like diabetes and hypertension, HIV has no cure. But it can be managed by medicines (ARV). The drawings below explain how ARV's control HIV.  Thanks to ARV, AIDS-related death over the years has been reduced significantly... mostly limited to those who were diagnosed late, and have not undergone treatment.  



Key takeaway: HIV is not a life sentence! It can be managed. So, it is crucial to get tested, and undergo treatment when needed. HIV test is free. HIV meds are also free!