HIV in Our Lives

Source
Treatment Action Campaign Zambia
Date of Publication
2014

This comprehensive booklet outlines many aspects of HIV.  It begins with explaining how the body defends itself against illness, and then goes on to explain how HIV works in the body. In addition to the basic information, several HIV positive individuals are profiled throughout the booklet.

The contents include:

  • What is HIV? What is AIDS
  • Monitoring and managing HIV 
  • The WHO stages of HIV 
  • Blood tests 
  • Diet and nutrition 
  • HIV treatment 
  • Taking effective treatment 
  • Antiretroviral medicines
  • When to start ARVs 
  • Adherence 
  • Drug resistance 
  • Drug side effects 
  • Tuberculosis 
  • Diagnosing TB 
  • Treating TB 
  • Preventing TB 
  • HIV complications 
  • Pregnancy and HIV 
  • Infant feeding
  • Sexually transmitted infections 
  • Risks of unprotected sex
  • Symptoms of STIs 
  • Taking ARVs to prevent HIV 
  • Safer sex