Manage your HIV from the Privacy of Your Own Home
Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, is a virus that attacks immune cells, making it difficult for the body to fight off infections. HIV infection can also lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a disease that alters the immune system, making people more vulnerable to potentially fatal infection and disease.
The HIV virus can be contracted through infected blood, semen, or vaginal fluid, resulting in flu-like symptoms including fever, sore throat, and fatigue. It is typically transmitted by having sex with an infected person or sharing needles with an infected person.
PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) is one pill once a day that helps to prevent contracting HIV. PrEP is highly effective when taken daily. Maricopa County has one of the highest rates of new HIV cases in the USA and PREP is an important tool we can use to help curb the spread of HIV. eInfectionMD can help you decide whether PrEP is right for you. You can contact us from the privacy of your own home. You can learn more about PrEP from the CDC website.
About HIV management from Nod
The treatment you’ll receive from your virtual appointment includes prescribing and monitoring the use of antiretroviral therapy to help control the infection.
There are several types of antiretroviral agents that act on separate stages of the HIV lifecycle. This use of multiple drugs to treat the disease is known as highly active antiretroviral therapy or HAART. This method helps to maintain the function of the patient’s immune system and prevents infections that can lead to a life-threatening illness or death. HIV management has been so effective and tolerable that the progression of the disease to AIDs has become increasingly rare.