INFLAMMATION | HIV Glossary | SIDE by SIDE: Ending HIV Together

INFLAMMATION

The general term for the body’s response to injury, including injury by an infection. The acute phase (with fever, swollen glands, sore throat, headaches, etc.) is a sign that the immune system has been triggered by a signal announcing the infection. But chronic (or persisting) inflammation, even at low grade, is problematic, as it is associated in the long term to many conditions such as heart disease or cancer. The best treatment of HIV-inflammation is antiretroviral therapy.

Learn

Learn more about HIV

Connect

Get more information about living with HIV

Get Tested

Find testing and prevention resources

Ask

A collection of answers and resources

CONTACT US
We’re here to connect you to the information and resources you need.

Do you have questions about HIV? Do you want to know more about testing, connecting to care, or how to show support? Are you interested in learning more about how SIDE BY SIDE can help your community? Fill out this contact form and someone from our team will be happy to help you find answers.

 

Please be sure to include your preferred method of contact. We respect your privacy and we do not share your information without your permission

Contact

This site is registered on wpml.org as a development site.