Chapter #4: Controlling HIV and AIDS

Gedatus, Gustav Mark
January 2000
HIV & AIDS (0-7368-0281-9);2000, p28
Book Chapter
The chapter focuses on the importance of knowing one's HIV status to control its effects and to protect others from the virus. Testing for HIV can be done confidentially or anonymously for complete privacy. HIV-positive people need to eat right, exercise, get plenty of rest, and avoid tobacco, alcohol and illegal drugs. Drugs used to treat HIV infection, such as AZT and protease inhibitors, are expensive and have side effects. INSET: Chapter Overview.


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