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Try not to stress about navigating through a whole new set of acronyms and terminology. Here’s some basic info you need to know about HIV.
What is HIV?
HIV is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. With proper treatment people with HIV can live long healthy lives and protect their sexual partner(s).
What is CD4?
CD4 cells (aka T cells) are white blood cells that fight infection. CD4 count determines the health of the immune system in people living with HIV. HIV attacks and destroys CD4 cells.
What is viral load?
The amount of HIV in the blood. More HIV in the blood (and higher viral load), means CD4 cell count will fall faster, increasing the possibility of a weakened immune system because of HIV.
What is undetectable?
Although HIV is present in the person’s body, copies of HIV cannot be detected by standard viral load tests.
What is untransmittable?
When a person living with HIV is taking antiretroviral HIV medications to decrease viral load, there is no chance of transmitting HIV to someone through sex.
After testing positive, care is the key to staying healthy. Get help finding…
HIV treatment involves taking medicine that reduces the amount of HIV in the body. These resources can help…
For help with rent and other housing needs, here’s where to start…
Samaritan House(817)332-6410 929 Hemphill St
Fort Worth, Texas 76104
The Salvation Army Fort Worth(817)344-1800 1855 E Lancaster Ave
Fort Worth, Texas 76103
AIDS Outreach Center(817)355-1994 400 N Beach St. Ste. 100
Fort Worth, Texas 76111
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Advocacy and support groups help empower the HIV community, stop stigma, and end the epidemic.
Support and advocacy group lead by people having survived HIV for more than a decade.
CAN Community Health Virtual Peer Talk
Discussion and support groups, each focused on an issue affecting the HIV community.