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Preventing the virus from reproducing (replicating) can improve T-cell counts and help the immune system recover from HIV infection.
Medicines may be prescribed to treat problems related to AIDS such as anemia, low white cell count, and to prevent opportunistic infections. Vyas, MD, Ph D, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital.
Safer sex practices, such as using latex condoms, are effective in preventing HIV transmission. General clinical manifestations of human immunodeficiency virus infection (including the acute retroviral syndrome and oral, cutaneous, renal, ocular, metabolic, and cardiac diseases). Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.
But there is a risk of getting the infection, even with the use of condoms. Nearly all people infected with HIV through blood transfusions received those transfusions before 1985, the year HIV testing began for all donated blood. Philadelphia, Pa.: Elsevier Saunders; 2011:chap 392.