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What you can do at home while receiving HIV treatment

Human immune virus (HIV) refers to an infection that can be spread from person to person through intercourse, or the use of sharp objects with an infected person. It can lead to the weakening of your immune system thereby exposing you to diseases.

According to Mayo Clinic, what people can do while receiving treatment for HIV include:

1. Consume healthy foods. Ensure you get adequate nourishment. Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein help keep you strong, give you more energy and boost your immune system.

2. Avoid raw meat, eggs, and more. Foodborne illnesses can be very serious in people who are infected with HIV. Cook meat until it’s well done.

Don’t consume unpasteurized dairy products, raw eggs, and raw seafood such as oysters.

3. Get the right vaccinations. These may prevent typical infections such as pneumonia and influenza. Your doctor may as well suggest other vaccinations, including for human papillomavirus, hepatitis A, and hepatitis B. Inactivated vaccines are generally safe, but most vaccines with live viruses are not, as a result of your weakened immune system.

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