Peter Shalit MD PhD


Self-Care for AIDS Caregivers

Providing support for a person who has AIDS can be a stressful and emotional experience. You may feel frustrated if the person doesn’t want to take all of the medicine prescribed or if he or she doesn’t get better despite your efforts. To help manage feelings of frustration, share your feelings with others, including…

HIV: Taking Antiretroviral Drugs

Taking antiretroviral drugs for HIV will not cure your infection. But it may allow you to stay healthy for a long time. And treatment can help prevent spreading the infection to other people. Your willingness and ability to follow your antiretroviral therapy schedule exactly as prescribed is essential for successful…

HIV: Tips for Caregivers to Avoid Infection

HIV is present in the blood, semen, and vaginal fluids of a person who is infected with HIV and is usually spread by: Unprotected sex (vaginal, anal, or oral) with a person who is infected with HIV. Using condoms is the only way to prevent getting or spreading HIV during sexual contact. Other forms of birth control do…

HIV: Nonprogressors and HIV-Resistant People

A few people with HIV are described as nonprogressors. These people have HIV that does not progress to more severe symptoms or disease, but they can still spread HIV. Most nonprogressors: Have lived with the infection for 10 to 15 years and remained healthy. Do not have declining CD4+ cell counts. Have a very low level…