They can be a sign that your infection has gone from HIV to AIDS. You might have:
A cough that won’t go away
Mouth and skin problems
Serious illnesses or diseases
Again, these symptoms can also be the signs of other illnesses and don’t necessarily mean you have HIV or AIDS. Get tested to know for sure.
Early treatment is the key to surviving and living with HIV. In the 20 years since combination therapy has been implemented, survival rates among those infected and who adhere to treatment have increased significantly. Studies have found that the life span of HIV patients undergoing regular treatment is essentially no different from someone who does not have HIV.
There's no vaccine to prevent HIV infection and no cure for AIDS. But you can protect yourself and others from infection. To help prevent the spread of HIV: Use a new condom every time you have sex.
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