HIV AIDS Features
- Can You Breastfeed If You Have HIV?
Breastfeeding isn’t recommended for women living with HIV in the U.S., but doctors should support patients who choose to breastfeed their babies.
- Who Should Be Allowed to Donate Blood?
Many believe the U.S.’s blood donation policy is out of date and discriminatory. But what might a more science-based approach look like?
- Beating HIV Stigma: Undetectable Equals Untransmittable
The stigma of being HIV-positive can be more deadly than the virus itself. It’s essential that we as a society work to eliminate that stigma.
- Safely Losing Weight on HIV Treatment
Get some practical diet and exercise tips to help you lose weight that you gained after taking HIV medications.
- Risks Associated With HIV Treatment Related Weight Gain
Find out what kinds of health problems you need to watch out for if your HIV treatment causes you to put on some extra pounds.
- My Experience: HIV Treatment Weight Gain
A woman explains how lifestyle changes helped her manage weight gain that began after she started treatment for HIV.
- HIV: Managing Setbacks
HIV setbacks can be difficult to figure out. Sticking to treatment, navigating relationships, and maintaining your overall health can be overwhelming at times. Find out ways to cope with emotions and manage your well-being with HIV.
- Aging With HIV
With new treatment and a better understanding of HIV, many people are living longer, healthier lives with the virus. Almost half of all HIV-positive people in the United States are older than 50. Find out why people are living longer and how to control complications as you age.
- HIV: Getting Past the Fear
Knowing your HIV status is critical for staying healthy or getting help if you need it. Learn how you can put fear aside and take steps to protect both your health and that of those you love.
- Living With HIV: Stress and Side Effects
An HIV diagnosis will change your life. It brings with it both physical symptoms and emotional stress. But there are things you can do to take charge of your condition, manage your symptoms, and thrive.
- What I Want You to Know About Living With HIV
Learn what people who are HIV-positive want you to know about the realities of living with the virus.
- HIV and Fitness
Having HIV doesn’t excuse you from exercise. If anything, it makes it more important. Here’s why.
- Talking About Being HIV-Positive
Discussing your HIV status isn’t easy, but these expert tips and resources can help the process go more smoothly.
- The Importance of Starting ART Right Away
When you’re diagnosed with HIV, your doctor will want you to start antiretroviral therapy (ART) as soon as possible -- even the same day, if you can. Find out why it’s important to start treatment immediately.
- How Complementary Therapy Helps Manage HIV
Complementary therapies can make you feel better when you’re living with HIV.
- HIV/AIDS and Mental Health Issues
People with HIV or AIDS are more likely to have mental health problems. Why? What can be done to help?
- Is an HIV Cure Possible?
Very few people have been reported “cured” of HIV. Read what researchers are learning from them.
- HIV and Pregnancy
With planning, medications and quick action, it is possible to be HIV positive and have a healthy baby.
- Living Longer and Aging With HIV
Although HIV makes it more complicated, you can live well into middle age and beyond. Find out how HIV will affect you as you get older and how to plan ahead.
- HIV and Your Diet: Countering Weight Loss
If you have HIV, nutrition is key. WebMD offers tips on getting the calories you need and minimizing the symptoms that make eating more difficult.
- Eat Right When You Have HIV
A nutritious diet is key when you have HIV. Learn what you should eat to improve your energy and strength, and avoid complications.
- 3 Things Alicia Keys Does to Feel Good
For a woman with a catalogue of famous songs credited to her, Keys cites just one as the soundtrack for her life: Nina Simone’s “I’m Feeling Good.” Here are some ways Keys “feels good.”
- Alicia Keys Gives Back to Kids Affected by HIV and AIDS
Music star and new mom Alicia Keys tells WebMD what drives her to travel the world to help kids affected by AIDS. Plus how you can help!
- Alfre Woodard Helps AIDS Orphans
The 'Memphis Beat' star supports It Takes a Village, a charity devoted to helping South African children with HIV/AIDS.
- Regina King's Fight Against HIV/AIDS
Regina King’s heartfelt mission is to educate African Americans -- and especially young teen girls -- about safe sex.
- Can You Avoid HIV Complications?
It takes effort to stay healthy with HIV, but the right moves can help you keep other health problems at bay.
- Actress Gloria Reuben: AIDS Activist
Gloria Reuben advocates for AIDS research
- A Woman with HIV
What is it like to live with HIV infection? A young woman tells WebMD her story.
- A Man with HIV
What is it like to live with HIV infection? A young man tells WebMD his story.
- AIDS in U.S. Marches On
The U.S. had some 40,000 new HIV infections in 2001. That's when the CDC set a goal of cutting this number in half by 2005. As of 2004, the estimated annual number of HIV infections is still 40,000.