• HIV Medication & Family Support

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    SAAF provides long term funding and grants to adults and children on the HIV Medication Program to enable them to obtain treatment and medication to combat the HIV virus and opportunistic infections such as TB, Cancer and pneumonia..

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  • The HIV Virus

    HIV Virus

    HIV - the Human Immunodeficiency Virus - is a particular kind of virus – a retrovirus. It targets the immune system, the very system which would normally defend the body against infections. It attacks a particular type of white blood cells called CD4+ cells..

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  • Infection

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    HIV is present in the blood, sexual fluids and breast milk of people who are infected with the virus. It is passed on when these infected fluids get into another person's system.

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  • Anti-HIV Drugs

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    There are four main classes of drugs, operating at different points in the HIV cycle: Entry inhibitors, nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, protease inhibitors....

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  • AIDS Related Infections

    Aids Development

    AIDS related infections or opportunistic infections include thrush and herpes, Tuberculosis, cancer of the immune system, malignant lesions, pneumocystis pneumonia, brain infections, mycobacterium avium complex, cytomegalovirus....

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  • Links to HIV Information

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    Links to in depth and further information on HIV and AIDS include the Terrence Higgins Trust, National AIDS Map (NAM), National AIDS Trust, and NHS Direct..

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