AIDS is a slow killer and it is commonly known that there is no definite cure for AIDS yet. So, the best option is to prevent the infection rather than running after treatment and remaining uncomfortable for the rest of the life. Preventive measures have their unquestioned value for which awareness needs to be developed in all sections of the population particularly those having no access to Internet and those who are not well educated.
It is possible to avoid HIV infection if you wish to. Keep following points in mind and take special care.
- Avoid sexual contact with the infected person. Since you may not be sure whether or not the other person is infected, restrict your sexual activities to your genuine life partner. Free sexual activity can get you in trouble.
- Avoid injections. If it is unavoidable, use new (unused) needles and syringes.
- Do not allow blood transfusion or related products unless they are certified "clear of infection".
- Insist on use of a new razor when you go to the barber.
- If you are infected and you know it, please take care that others are not infected.
- As soon as you feel a persistent health problem, see your health care adviser immediately.
- If you live in high-risk areas, undergoing periodical medical check ups should not be a bad idea.
These measures are not difficult at all. A bit of care on your part can keep HIV-AIDS away. An additional but not widely accepted point is about the diet. If you are infected with HIV but have not progressed to AIDS yet, be careful with your diet. Consult your doctor for advice on diet and do not take such dietary items that might provide favorable environment to the virus to multiply. Wrong diet can get you in trouble much faster. There are many websites that offer free educational information on AIDS and related topics. Explore them and see what to do and what not to do but for proper advice you should consider consulting a physician.