Living with HIV/AIDS - Healthy Body

Although there is no cure for HIV, there is a lot you can do to slow down the time to developing AIDS. As a company that really understands what you are faced with, we’re happy to bring you information to help you with this. A few simple things you can do to keep healthy, strengthen your body and prevent any illnesses or infections:

  • Practice good hygiene, keep your clothes, personal belongings and home clean
  • Eat food that is well-prepared and high in nutritional value
  • Improve your lifestyle
  • Use common sense and avoid being reckless
  • Take medicines that attack the virus
  • Get an appropriate amount of exercise
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Avoid addictive substances
  • Avoid unprotected sex
  • Have regular and habitual bowel movements

Taking medicines to prevent illnesses
It’s important to prevent illnesses, because they place even more strain on the body and can make the HIV infection worse. Whether it’s as simple as a common cold or as life-threatening as tuberculosis, they should be prevented as best as possible.
Besides taking the measures mentioned before, you can take the following medicines:

  • Flu immunisation
  • Vaccinations
  • Prophylaxis

It is also important to see a doctor regularly so that illnesses can be found and treated early and accurately.

patient care line
0860 100 646

doctor/pharmacist
0800 227 700

cape town office
+27 (0)21 466 1700

fax
0800 600 773
+27 (0)21 466 1771

Email Address afa@afadm.co.za