What is HIVe?
HIVe stand for HIV ends. And it’s completely possible that we can end new transmissions of the virus that causes AIDS. Many people don’t know it if they are unaffected by HIV. But the truth is, if you have sex (and who doesn’t at least want to?) then you should be concerned about HIV transmission.
HIV if untreated causes AIDS. But the incredible news is that today HIV is like most other chronic diseases and can be held in check if you get and stay on treatment. Unfortunately, that isn’t always possible.
Stigma, fear and miseducation can cause people to want to bury their heads in the sand and not know their HIV status. But getting an HIV test is simple, and in many places can be had for free. Even so, many people avoid the test because they think that even if they do have HIV they won’t be able to effectively treat it.
Treatment can be scary if you don’t know what’s up. But the truth is that many people can be treated with one pill per day. Worried you can’t afford it? There are plenty of programs out there that can help. But fighting for medical equity so that everyone can access to testing, care and treatment is one of the things we pledge to fight for.
Even if you have HIV, you can stop it! It’s true. With treatment you can get your viral levels so low that it becomes undetectable. And if your virus is that low, and you stay on treatment, then there is zero chance you can pass HIV on through sex to your partner. You can end HIV transmission even if you already have it – and you don’t have to give up anything to do it!
But I don’t have HIV.