Getting Tested Is The New Sexy!

The key to stay safe is getting regularly TESTED for HIV and other sexualdiseases/infections every 3-6 months and knowing HOW to keep yourself safe. Safe Masti is your one-stop solution for testing clinics/labs, useful information on preventing HIV, and de-stigmatising life after HIV. Let’s start now!

Getting Tested Is The New Sexy!

The key to stay safe is getting regularly TESTED for HIV and other sexualdiseases/infections every 3-6 months and knowing HOW to keep yourself safe. Safe Masti is your one-stop solution for testing clinics/labs, useful information on preventing HIV, and de-stigmatising life after HIV. Let’s start now!

What is HIV/AIDS?

by | Oct 9, 2019 | HIV

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is the virus that causes AIDS, by infecting cells of the immune system, destroying or impairing their function. Infection with the virus results in progressive deterioration of the immune system, leading to immune deficiency. The immune system is considered deficient when it can no longer fulfill its role of fighting infection and disease. Infections associated with severe immunodeficiency are known as ‘opportunistic infections’ because they take advantage of a weakened immune system. (WHO, 2016)

Is there a cure for HIV?

No, as of now, there is no cure for HIV. However, with strong adherence to ART (antiretroviral therapy), you can slow down the progression of HIV in the body to a near halt. You can live a normal and healthy long life, if you are on treatment.

If I test HIV negative does that mean that my partner is HIV negative also?

No. Your HIV test result reveals only your HIV status. Your negative test result does not tell you about the HIV status of your partner(s). HIV is not necessarily transmitted every time there is an exposure. No one’s test result can be used to determine another person’s HIV status. (Source: Centers for Disease Control – CDC)

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