"In the early days of my service in the National Taiwan University Hospital, I was mainly engaged in the care of AIDS patients. At that time, the ward was full, and every AIDS patient was scrawny and lifeless. They could only wait desperately for death to take them away." Dr. Hong Jianqing said, However, since the emergence of the so-called "cocktail therapy" (combined multi-drug therapy) in 1996, the life of AIDS patients has seen dawn. AIDS is no longer equal to the death penalty. There is still a chance to control the virus infection, and even be able to communicate with ordinary people.
Quality of life is no different. "With drug treatment, patients no longer have to be hospitalized due to repeated infections. At that time, the photo retouching ward full of beds was empty. It shows the power of medical treatment and the great transformation it can bring." Dr. Hong Jianqing emphasized that AIDS is now a disease that can be controlled. As long as the disease is diagnosed and treated as soon as possible, the virus content can be controlled and the infection rate can be greatly reduced.
Now that it is contagious, there is no need to be afraid of infecting sexual partners or household contacts. The low viral load also allows the vast majority of infected people to stay ill for a lifetime, which is no different from their life before infection. In addition, Dr. Hong Jianqing also clarified again: "AIDS is mainly transmitted through body fluids and blood, so there are mainly two high-risk objects: unsafe sex (not wearing condoms), mother-to-child transmission."