Home > Medical > HIV/Aids > Management of HIV/Aids Management of HIV/Aids All sections in HIV/Aids » About HIV/Aids » Basic Information » Counselling » Political Stances » Disease Prevention » HIV and ... » HIV in the Body » HIV+. what now? » Legal Issues » Management of HIV/Aids » Multimedia » HIV/Aids News » Nutrition and Aids » Real-life Story » Symptoms & Diseases » Testing » The Caregiver » The SA culture » Transmission of HIV » When Aids sets in » Women and HIV HIV & Exercise Exercising should be a priority for everyone whether HIV positive or negative. Dr Avron Urison of AllLife explains the benefits of exercise for people living with HIV. Manage HIV earlier rather than later South Africans are living longer, with life expectancy increasing from 56 years in 2009 to 60 years in 2011. HIV and substance abuse The link between HIV and drug-taking is not only related to dirty needles, but also to risk-taking behavior and impaired judgement, explains Dr Avron Urison of AllLife. Assess Your HIV risk » Test Your HIV/Aids knowledge » Talk HIV Talk forum » Follow Health24 on Twitter » Finding the cure for Aids HIV/Aids Timeline HIV medication side effects When taking any choric medication some of the risks include side effects, Dr Avron Urison from AllLife explains the side effects of HIV medication. Resources out of rural patients’ reach Despite the high rates of MDR/XDR TB at Msinga, people still find it difficult to get help from clinics and hospitals because they are miles away. Basic management and monitoring of HIV infection Once HIV infection is diagnosed, a person has a life-long condition which will go through several stages and has many consequences. Effective management remains crucial. “Drug holidays” Antiretroviral therapy improves the health of persons with HIV by suppressing the virus and thus slowing the progression of the disease to Aids. ARVs: the truth There are so many rumours, myths and speculation about ARVs. But the simple truth is: it saves lives. Hundreds of thousands of them, every year. HIV – not a death sentence "HIV is a life sentence, but it's not necessarily a death sentence." These words by Aids activist Pieter-Dirk Uys were echoed at a media conference that had encouraging news. Antiretroviral treatment Many things can help to keep a person with HIV infection well for many years, eventually it becomes necessary to take antiretroviral drugs in order to lengthen a person’s life. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.