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Do the new drugs I hear about cure you?

The new drugs you are referring to are a class of anti-HIV drugs known as protease inhibitors. There is NO cure for AIDS, but these drugs are helping to prolong the lives of many people with AIDS and delaying the onset of AIDS in many people with HIV. You should consult your own health care [...]

How safe is the U.S. blood supply?

The U.S. blood supply is among the safest in the world. Nearly all people infected with HIV through blood transfusions received those transfusions before 1985, the year it became possible to test donated blood for HIV. The Public Health Service has recommended a multifaceted approach to blood safety in the United States that includes stringent [...]

Is there anything I can do to stay healthy?

The short answer is yes. There are things that you can do to stay healthy. Emotional support may be very important for HIV-positive people because it breaks the isolation and provides a safe way of sharing both feelings and practical information. Medical Care: Once you find a doctor or clinic, your main objective is to [...]


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