Let me explain how this works- ARVs are a combination of 3 different kinds of medicines that stop the virus from increasing in your body.
ART = three different meds because the virus is sneaky and will try many different ways to beat your system. This Three (3) different medicines are combined into one or two tablets a day that should be swallowed, are like security system for your house that includes locks on the doors, an alarm and a security guard. Even if the virus gets past one, the other two will stop it. This is why people that take their medication properly stay healthy – remember Magic Johnson?
With ARVs, millions of people who are HIV positive around the world, including young people are leading healthy and normal lives. They contribute tremendously to their society’s development and record great success personally or professionally. Many of them have lived for more than 30 years with the HIV virus.
While it is helpful to reveal your status, you should NEVER let any one force you to disclose. When you are ready, the following tips will help you with the process:
If they leave or reject you after you reveal your status, don’t cry your heart out. Hold your head up high and move on. Better and supportive people will come into your life and stay