WHAT is hiv?
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that can lead to (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) AIDS, if not treated. Unlike other viruses, our bodies can’t get rid of HIV completely, even with treatment. So once you get HIV, you have it for life.
HIV attacks the body’s immune system making it harder for a person to fight off infections.
No effective cure currently exists, but with proper medical care, HIV can be controlled. If medicine is taken the right way it could dramatically prolong the lives of many people infected with HIV, keeping them healthy, and greatly lower their chance of infecting others.
Some people with HIV do not show symptoms until months or even years after contracting the virus, but early symptoms can include:
- Joint Pain
- Muscle Aches
- Sore Throat
- Enlarged Glands
- A Red Rash
- Unintentional Weight Loss
eStudySite engages in investigative clinical trials of medications treating HIV. Qualified subjects participating in a trial receive study-related medical evaluations and the investigative study medication at no cost, and may be eligible to receive financial compensation for time and travel cost.
If you suffer from HIV and would like to learn more, or volunteer for a study, please fill out the form to the right, or call us at 619-704-2750.