HIV

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HIV is the abbreviated form of the term human immunodeficiency virus, which causes AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). HIV is a virus that attacks the immune system, the body’s defense against infections and diseases. It is primarily transmitted through infected blood, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. Although it can be a chronic condition, with proper medical care and treatment, people with HIV can live long and healthy lives.

In the recovery community, HIV is a concern due to the increased risk of transmission associated with risky behaviors often linked to substance abuse. Sharing needles or engaging in unprotected sexual activities can put individuals at greater risk of contracting or transmitting HIV.

Fortunately, there have been significant advancements in HIV prevention and treatment over the years. The use of antiretroviral therapy (ART) has revolutionized HIV care, helping people living with HIV suppress the virus and protect their immune system. Regular testing and early detection are crucial, as early diagnosis and treatment can improve outcomes and reduce the risk of transmission.

In discussions about HIV, you may also come across related terms such as HIV testing, viral load, and CD4 count. HIV testing involves various methods that detect the presence of the virus in the body, enabling timely interventions. Viral load refers to the amount of HIV in a person’s blood, indicating how effectively their treatment is suppressing the virus. CD4 count, on the other hand, measures the level of immune cells affected by HIV, indicating the health of the individual’s immune system.

With increased awareness, education, and access to appropriate healthcare, the addiction recovery community has been actively working to reduce the transmission of HIV. Implementing harm reduction strategies such as providing clean needles, expanding access to HIV testing, and promoting safe sex practices has been instrumental in addressing this issue.

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    Founded in 2008, WeDoRecover has evolved from an advisory service for addiction treatment into a comprehensive provider of care, following its 2019 merger with Changes Addiction Rehab in Johannesburg. Specializing in connecting patients to top-tier addiction treatment centers in the UK, South Africa, and Thailand, WeDoRecover supports individuals globally, including those from the United Arab Emirates and Europe. Accepting both South African medical aid and international health insurance, the organization facilitates access to high-quality treatment for substance and alcohol use disorders, offering individualized care that addresses the physical, mental, and social needs of patients.



    Our team, led by Gareth Carter, offers empathetic and professional support, guiding you through every step of the treatment process. Whether you're in South Africa or abroad, our acceptance of various insurance plans makes quality care accessible, providing a platform for lasting recovery and a healthier future.


    Inpatient Rehab

    Our rehab care is a good option if you are at risk of experiencing strong withdrawal symptoms when you try stop a substance. This rehab option would also be recommended if you have experienced recurrent relapses or if you have tried a less-intensive treatment without success.

    Outpatient

    If you're committed to your sobriety but cannot take a break from your daily duties for an inpatient program. Outpatient rehab treatment might suit you well if you are looking for a less restricted format for addiction treatment or simply need help with mental health.

    Therapy

    Therapy can be good step towards healing and self-discovery. If you need support without disrupting your routine, therapy offers a flexible solution for anyone wishing to enhance their mental well-being or work through personal issues in a supportive, confidential environment.

    Mental Health

    Are you having persistent feelings of being swamped, sad or have sudden surges of anger or intense emotional outbursts? These are warning signs of unresolved trauma mental health. A simple assesment by a mental health expert could provide valuable insights into your recovery.


    Finding the right rehab close to you is simple with WeDoRecover. Our network includes the finest rehab centers, ensuring personalised, quality care for your recovery needs. Let Gareth Carter and our empathetic team help guide you to a center that feels right for you, offering expert care and support. Start your healing today by choosing a rehab that's not just close to you, but also that truly cares about your loved ones recovery.


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