Matthew and I have become sexually active and I'm concerned I have HIV.
You look feverish and you have rashes on your arms. Are you ok?
Early symptoms of HIV are flu-like symptoms. I have swollen lymph glands, rashes, etc. I also have fevers and night sweats.
Go to the hospital and take a test.
Your test came back positive. Although there is no cure for HIV/AIDS there are many different types of drugs to help. Just to inform you, HIV is the early stage of aids. It's a virus, and in the early stages it is very easy to pass on. It is passed on by sexual contact or by blood.
We can offer you support here at the hospital. We offer many leaflets to help you through this. Even though you have a non-curable disease HIV/Aids is not deadly if you take your medication properly. We're going to give you your first dose of antiretroviral therapy pills. They will help treat the HIV infection. They help people live longer. happier lives when they have HIV. It also helps reduce the risk of HIV transmission.
You may join our HIV program. That program includes counselling, social support groups, HIV/Aids education, etc.
Thanks for this help. I think I will join this program. I would like to be informed about my disease and be supported by others who are on this journey too.