Taking care of yourself
You can still live a healthy lifestyle with HIV but only if you take care of yourself and maintain the right treatment. There are a lot of people who have good responses to HIV treatment and have excellent long-term lifestyles. Moreover, you can increase your life expectancy by not smoking and living healthy.
Health conditions and HIV
Having HIV does not always mean you will experience other health problems. However, you are more at risk of developing issues if you do not look after yourself. It is important to take your antiretroviral treatment and to live a healthy balanced lifestyle.
Things to do to avoid health conditions or infections
- Eat healthy.
- Do not smoke.
- Exercise regularly.
- Do not drink too much alcohol.
- Take your antiretroviral medication every day as prescribed.
Tips for healthy living with HIV
- Quit smoking.
- Practice safe sex.
- Exercise mind and body.
- Get tested for other STDs.
- Don’t abuse drugs or alcohol.
- Prevent infections and illnesses.
- Follow doctor’s orders about your prescriptions.
- Manage physical and emotional health problems.
How to prevent HIV transmission
One of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of HIV to a sexual partner is taking your HIV medications as prescribed by your medical provider and maintaining an undetectable viral load. An undetectable viral load assists in preventing the transmission of HIV and supporting you in having a healthy enjoyable sex life.
Condoms are used to prevent pregnancy and protect against STIs, condoms can also enhance sex. However, most condoms are lubricated to help reduce friction during sex. Condoms can also come in a variety of flavours to make oral sex more pleasurable.
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