HIV/AIDS is one of the opportunistic diseaes.It is one of the diseases that led to loss of lives of many people across the world before a proper solution had not been found by health experts.However,after a thorough research,health expert personnel came up with an immune booster,Anti Retroviral drugs which indeed has reduced the high number of death rates that was initially witnessed.
HIV is a lifelong virus that affects the human immune system. Its the ability to attack the CD4 cells that renders one susceptible to another disease attack that is opportunistic infections for example pneumonia. The virus progresses to Aids on failure to initiate early treatment having opportunistic infections like pneumonia setting in.
Sad details have emerged of how a certain type of drugs administered to HIV positive patients have been affecting them in terms of weight gain and interference with viral suppression. According to a new study, the new blockbuster HIV drug called Dolutegravir is facing speed bumps after new studies showing it causes significant weight gain in women. Further, it does not achieve viral suppression in people who were already having resistance to other HIV drugs. According to the study, those subjected to the drug
A woman in Kerugoya has found a reason after six years of depression due to her HIV status. (Photo, Courtesy) The woman who had been diagnosed with HIV in 2013 and had been taking Anti-Retroviral drugs for 6 years knelt down in prayer after 3 recent tests showed that she was HIV negative. She had since lived in isolation and seclusion by her community due to her 2013 HIV diagnosis that found her positive of the virus. The recent results that turned out negative have made the woman to tear down into tears of
Anti-retroviral therapy (ART) has greatly altered how people used to perceive HIV/AIDS in the past. While a majority of the HIV patients saw it as a death sentence especially in many developing countries, the fact that the majority of the HIV-positive patients can now reach ARVs has made life easier and more promising through lengthening their lives. According to research studies conducted in the UK over the last two decades, studies have shown that if the anti-retroviral drugs are taken consistently, they can
In the past few months, Kenyan government has experienced the shortage of Anti-retroviral drugs (ARV).This has caused a very serious alarm to sex workers and people living with the virus.Due to this shortage, Mombasa sex workers and people living with HIV/AIDS has demonstrated in the streets .