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03 June 2019

The structure of HIV

Knowing the structure of HIV helps you to understand how it works, why the immune system finds it hard to detect, and how antiretroviral drugs can treat it. As a virus, HIV relies on our immune system to sustain itself and make copies. It's by interrupting these processes that we are able to reduce the amount of HIV in a person's body.

19 January 2018

You can't get HIV from sweat

There is no HIV in sweat, so you can't get HIV from touching somebody else's sweat. 

27 January 2017

HIV types and strains

Each time HIV replicates (by infecting a new cell), small changes or mutations may occur.