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What are the risks of anal sex?
Having anal sex can increase the risk of bacterial infection, pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections, and it can worsen hemorrhoids. Taking precautions can reduce many of these risks. Learn more about the risks of anal sex, and how to avoid them, here. (Medical News Today)

VIH y SIDA: Definición y diferencias
El VIH ataca a las células inmunes y se transmite mediante los fluidos corporales, mientras que el SIDA es una enfermedad que puede emerger de una etapa avanzada por infección con VIH. Presentamos los síntomas, desarrollo, transmisión, medicación y estrategias de gestión. (Medical News Today)

What are examples of immunodeficiency disorders?
Immunodeficiency disorders, such as eczema, make it harder for the immune system to fight off infections and bacteria. Learn more about immunodeficiency disorders here. (Medical News Today)

How long can a person live with HIV?
There is no set length of time that a person can live with HIV. Life expectancy increases as new treatments become available. People can now manage HIV as a chronic condition. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What types of HIV medications are there?
There are many types of HIV medications, including antiretroviral drugs, which stop the virus from replicating. Learn more about the variety of HIV medications here. (Medical News Today)

How to tell if a penis rash is from HIV
HIV can cause a rash to develop on the penis. This is an early symptom of HIV that may spread to other areas of the body. The rash may appear red or crusty. There are other potential causes. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How are psoriasis and HIV related?
Doctors estimate that 1 to 3 percent of people with HIV also have psoriasis. In this article, we explore the link between the two, and how the treatments for HIV and psoriasis might interact. (Medical News Today)

Is there a link between garlic and HIV?
Garlic does have antiviral properties, but can it help people with HIV? In this article, we look at the research, including whether or not it interacts with HIV medications. (Medical News Today)

Can HIV live and spread outside the body?
HIV cannot live for long outside the body. Several factors, such as temperature, humidity, and sun exposure, can affect how long the virus can live. Learn more about how long HIV lives outside the body here. (Medical News Today)

Intestinal worms in humans and their symptoms
Intestinal worms are small organisms that can live in the human body. They usually enter the body in contaminated foods, drinks, and soil, and can cause gastrointestinal symptoms. Antiparasitic medication will often resolve any issues quickly. Learn more about the different types of intestinal worm here. (Medical News Today)

How does ART work?
HIV medication involves the use of antiretroviral drugs, which suppress viral activity in the body. Learn more about the types and side effects of these drugs here. (Medical News Today)

Is amyl nitrite safe?
People often take amyl nitrite, commonly referred to as poppers, for the euphoric effects. However, taking poppers can have serious health consequences and may be fatal. (Medical News Today)

What to know about HIV false-positives
A false-positive HIV test occurs when a test incorrectly indicates that a person has contracted the virus. It can be stressful, and seeking support, taking another test, and learning the reasons for the result can help, as can taking measures to prevent contracting HIV in the future. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is it like to live with HIV?
Despite facing some challenges, people with HIV can now live as long as anyone else and enjoy happy and productive lives. Learn more about living with HIV here. (Medical News Today)

How can alternative treatments help with HIV?
Alternative treatments and natural therapies can complement usual HIV medications to improve a person’s mental and physical health. In this article, we look at the benefits, risks, and possible drug interactions related to alternative therapy in people with HIV. (Medical News Today)

HIV and a dry cough: What to know
A dry cough may be a symptom of HIV during the first few weeks after infection, or it may occur with an HIV complication. Learn about the link between a dry cough and HIV here. (Medical News Today)

What is the link between HPV and HIV?
HPV and HIV are both sexually transmitted infections caused by viruses. They are separate conditions with different symptoms, treatments, and preventions. A person with HIV may be more prone to contracting HPV and experience worse complications. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Single-tablet regimens for HIV
Following a single-tablet HIV regimen involves taking one pill per day. The pill will contain a combination of two or more antiretroviral drugs. In this article, we look at the benefits of the single-tablet regimen and provide a list of the relevant drugs. (Medical News Today)

Pictures and symptoms of common STDs
Understanding the symptoms of common STDs can help people notice any changes in their bodies, so that they can identify the signs and get the right treatment. In this article, we provide a visual guide to common STDs with pictures, symptoms, and treatments. (Medical News Today)

What are the complications of HIV?
While modern medical treatments have drastically reduced the risk of HIV complications, people living with HIV may be more prone to certain illnesses. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about HAART for HIV
HAART refers to any treatment for HIV that uses two or more antiretroviral drugs. Also called combined antiretroviral therapy, this regimen revolutionized HIV treatment in 1996, making it possible to manage HIV long-term. HAART can use seven classes of medication and over 30 antiretroviral drugs. (Medical News Today)

What is a 4th generation HIV test?
Fourth-generation HIV tests can detect both HIV antibodies and p24 antigens, while the older tests can only check for antibodies. This means that the newer tests can identify HIV sooner. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

HIV and hair loss: What's the link?
While older HIV drugs may have caused hair loss, this is unlikely with modern medicines. In this article, learn more about the possible links between HIV and hair loss. (Medical News Today)

Differences between HIV-1 and HIV-2
HIV-1 and HIV-2 are the two main types of HIV. Most people with HIV have HIV-1. Genetic differences between the two viruses mean that diagnosis and treatment of HIV-1 and HIV-2 can be different. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What causes HIV-related fatigue?
Fatigue is a common problem among people living with HIV due to its effects on the immune system, psychological factors, or medication side effects. In this article, we discuss the causes and treatments for HIV-related fatigue. (Medical News Today)

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