What are HIV services?

What are HIV services?

Medical Services HIV medical care, primary care and urgent care from providers who are HIV specialists. Health education and nutrition counseling. Treatment education, including the importance of taking medication on a regular basis.

What kind of medical care is needed for HIV?

HIV treatment involves taking medicine that reduces the amount of HIV in your body. HIV medicine is called antiretroviral therapy (ART). There is no effective cure for HIV.

Where to get help if you have HIV?

It’s important to find a doctor who has experience treating HIV. Your local Planned Parenthood health center can help you get the treatment you need. HIV.gov can also help you find an HIV doctor and other support services in your area.

What is retention care?

Retention in care has variously been defined as “a spectrum of continuum of care packages starting from diagnosis of HIV infection till lifelong services” [6], “being alive and on ART or being transferred out to other health facilities to continue treatment” [7], and “as patients known to be alive and receiving highly …

What interventions can be utilized in order to improve adherence and retention care?

Evidence-based recommendations for improving retention and adherence include 1) systematic monitoring of clinic attendance and ART adherence; 2) use of peer or paraprofessional navigators to re-engage patients in care and help them remain in care; 3) optimization of ART regimens and pharmaceutical supply chain …

How do you cure AIDS?

Being diagnosed with HIV is frightening, but with proper treatment, you can still live a full, healthy life. While there’s no cure for HIV, you can keep it under control and minimize the amount of virus in your body by taking a combination of antiretroviral therapy (ART) medications.

How do you prevent AIDS?

Ways to prevent HIV or AIDS Practice safe sex- The one best and completely effective way of preventing AIDS is refraining yourself from anal, oral, or vaginal sex. Avoid sharing medical equipment’s- Sharing needles or other injecting equipment’s can put you at increased risk of getting HIV.

Is HIV positive?

A person who has been infected with the virus is considered to be HIV positive. If there is no evidence of infection, they’re considered to be HIV negative. It’s possible for tests to be wrong in the case of new infections, but the definition of HIV of what it means to be HIV positive is relatively simple.

What is HIV care?

The HIV care continuum—sometimes also referred to as the HIV treatment cascade—is a model that outlines the sequential steps or stages of HIV medical care that people living with HIV go through from initial diagnosis to achieving the goal of viral suppression (a very low level of HIV in the body),…