STD & HIV Treatment
Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Arizona. HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis can have lasting impacts on your health. Many people do not have any symptoms of a STD. We can counsel and test you from the privacy of your home, or if you prefer, you can see us at our 3 locations across the Valley.
Manage your HIV from the Privacy of Your Own Home
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks immune cells and interferes with the body’s ability to fight infections.HIV infection can cause AIDS to develop. The virus can be transmitted through contact with infected blood, semen, or vaginal fluids. Within a short time from HIV infection, flu-like symptoms such as fever, sore throat, and fatigue can occur. Initially, the disease is asymptomatic until it progresses.
PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) is one pill once a day that helps to prevent contracting HIV. PrEP is highly effective when taken daily. Maricopa County has one of the highest rates of new HIV cases in the USA and PREP is an important tool we can use to help curb the spread of HIV. eInfectionMD can help you decide whether PrEP is right for you. You can contact us from the privacy of your own home. You can learn more about PrEP from the CDC website.
About eInfectionMD and HIV management
The treatment you'll receive from your virtual appointment includes prescribing and monitoring the use of antiretroviral therapy to help control the infection.
There are several types of antiretroviral agents that act on separate stages of the HIV lifecycle. This use of multiple drugs to treat the disease is known as highly active antiretroviral therapy or HAART. This method helps to maintain the function of the patient’s immune system and prevents infections that can lead to a life-threatening illness or death. HIV management has been so effective and tolerable that the progression of the disease to AIDs has become increasingly rare.
If you have been diagnosed with HIV, the skilled physicians accessible through eInfectionMD can help you manage the disease and lead a normal life.
To learn more about our HIV management service, schedule an appointment with one of the infectious disease physicians at eInfectionMD.