February 9th, 2011 | Published in HIV & AIDS Videos
How Do I Treat & Prevent HIV - HIV Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28x665VK9FU
Who should be tested for HIV?
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that all sexually active adults receive an HIV test annually. Those persons who should be tested for HIV include those who are having unprotected sex or engage in high risk behavior should be tested more frequently.
How is HIV transmitted?
HIV is transmitted through blood and bodily fluids. It can be passed through unprotected vaginal, oral or anal sex or through sharing needles.
How is HIV tested?
HIV is tested conclusively with a laboratory-based blood test.
How is HIV treated?
Currently there is no vaccine or cure for the HIV virus but there are medications that patients can take. These include a combination of antiretroviral drugs that makeup a cocktail that the patients can take. Patients can do well with these medications and live longer with a productive lifestyle
How can you prevent HIV?
You can prevent transmission of HIV by not participating in risky behaviors by using condoms when you have sex and by not sharing needles.