1. Home
  2. Health Education
  3. HIV Cultural and Social Issues
  4. The Importance of Maintaining Good Health to Fight HIV Infection

Why it's important for people who are HIV positive to get enough sleep, eat well, exercise, and take care of their health.

Phil Johnson, M.D., an AIDS clinician

Phil Johnson, M.D. explains in order to support their immune system and maximize their chances of a healthy life and delaying the progression of HIV to clinical AIDS.

mp4The Importance of Maintaining Good Health to Fight HIV Infection
Size 17.45 MB



Syphilis |  congenital syphilis prevention | chlamydia | gonorrhea | congenital gonorrhea prevention | STD | STI | sexually transmitted infection | sexually transmitted disease | testing | infant | infection | Medicine | Health | Cure | Pain | Doctor | Antibiotic | symptoms | signs | genitals | mouth | treatment | sore throat | lymph nodes | oral sex | vaginal sex | anal sex | Sexually Transmitted Disease

It's important to use condoms (rubbers, prophylactics) to help reduce the spread of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). These diseases include the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, or HIV (the virus that causes AIDS), chlamydia, genital herpes, genital warts, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, and syphilis. You can get them through having sex -- vaginal, anal, or oral.

hiv testing

 Public Downloads


The content is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.  publicdomain