Prevention and Cure There is no cure for HIV/AIDS, so
prevention is very important. Multiple sexual partners or unprotected sex must be avoided. Don’t use intravenous drugs. If HIV has been contracted, the patient should undergo a treatment called antiretroviral therapy to keep the virus under control. The patient should regularly take antiviral drugs and other drugs that boost the immune system.
Find out more about the virus that causes HIV.
SIDEBAR: DID YOU KNOW?
• HIV is a lentivirus, which means takes a long time to bring any adverse effects on the body. • HIV can only transmit through direct contact because the virus cannot survive outside the body.
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