HEALTHY TIPS FOR MANAGING HIV/AIDS (Part 2).
Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and other opportunistic infections.
Usually, most STDs do not come with any noticeable symptom and can stay untreated in the body for a long time. For instance, when a woman is infected with gonorrhea, she experiences no symptoms and can live with the infection for years. She can easily pass the bacterial infection to her male or female sexual partners. Painful sensation during urination is one of its major symptoms in men.
If left untreated, it can lead to rapid progression of HIV infection to AIDS and also makes treating HIV more difficult in some cases.
Routine STDs testing and treatment are highly encouraged among HIV-positive individuals with high-risk sexual behaviors; having multiple sexual partners.
Maintaining a healthy emotional wellbeing
Living with HIV requires a stable mental state free from worries. Depression is the most common psychological factor among individuals recently diagnosed with HIV. This can lead to treatment fatigue and other stress-related illness that is harmful to the body. You may link to check our article on treatment fatigue, causes, and management.
Physical activities like exercise is an effective way of burning stress hormones associated with depression and also boost the immune system. Cardiovascular exercises like running, dancing, swimming, and cycling is always good for effective heart and lungs functions by increasing rate of heart beat and flow of blood to all parts of the body.
Combining these three steps with adequate sleep, healthy meals, staying happy always and adhering to medications will ensure you live a more purposeful and fulfilling life.
Being HIV positive is never a sign of the end of the world.
LIVE HEALTHY, STAY HAPPIER!