Can you get rid of HIV positive?

There is no effective cure for HIV. But with proper medical care, you can control HIV. Most people can get the virus under control within six months. Taking HIV medicine does not prevent transmission of other sexually transmitted diseases.

What is the death rate for HIV?

Mortality from HIV disease has not been among the 15 leading causes of death in the US since 1997. The age-adjusted death rate for HIV disease peaked in 1995 at 16.3 per 100,000 population, decreased 69.9% through 1998, then further decreased 30.2% from 1999 through 2007, to 3.7 per 100,000 population.

What STD causes dry cough?

HIV and a dry cough: What to know. HIV can cause a dry cough and other symptoms that affect the lungs and respiratory system. A dry cough may occur because HIV reduces the body’s ability to fight off infection and other diseases.

What is hiv1 and hiv2?

Summary. HIV-1 and HIV-2 are the two main types of the HIV virus. Most people living with HIV have HIV-1. Both types of HIV weaken the immune system, but HIV-2 tends develop more slowly and is less easy for people to transmit than HIV-1.

Can I infect someone if my viral load is undetectable?

Having an undetectable viral load does mean that there is not enough HIV in your body fluids to pass HIV on during sex. In other words, you are not infectious. For as long as your viral load stays undetectable, your chance of passing on HIV to a sexual partner is zero.

Where can I find information about HIV and AIDS statistics?

HIV & AIDS statistics from around the world ( – Statistics and information about HIV and AIDS in Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Caribbean; plus a worldwide statistics summary and a guide to AIDS and HIV statistics.

Where can I get an HIV self-test?

to access FREE self-tests as part of a limited time distribution effort. You can purchase a rapid HIV self-test online or at most pharmacies. You can also ask your health care provider to order a mail-in self-test for you. to see the HIV testing options in your area.

What kinds of HIV tests are available?

What kinds of tests are available, and how do they work? There are three types of tests available: nucleic acid tests (NAT), antigen/antibody tests, and antibody tests. HIV tests are typically performed on blood or oral fluid. They may also be performed on urine.

Is there a global commitment to stop HIV?

Global Statistics. HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is one of the world’s most serious public health challenges. But there a global commitment to stopping new HIV infections and ensuring that everyone living with HIV has access to HIV treatment. According to UNAIDS: