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Medical Care for HIV/AIDs in NYC

Helping You Live a More Comfortable Life with HIV/AIDs

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene estimates that approximately 35.7% of Bronx residents and 22.1% of Brooklyn residents live with HIV. At MHHC, we provide comprehensive care for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Our dedicated team of healthcare professionals is committed to providing the highest quality of medical care to patients who have contracted the virus.

To learn more about options regarding medical care for HIV/AIDS in NYC, please do not hesitate to reach out to our compassionate team members at (718) 716-4400.

Recognizing Symptoms of HIV/AIDs

HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, is a virus that attacks the body's immune system. If left untreated, HIV can progress into AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), a condition where the immune system is severely weakened and unable to fight off infections and diseases.

The symptoms of HIV/AIDS can vary widely, depending on the stage of the infection. In the early stages, patients may experience flu-like symptoms, such as fever, headaches, and fatigue. As the infection progresses, patients may experience persistent diarrhea, weight loss, and skin rashes. It is important to note that not everyone with HIV/AIDS will experience symptoms, which is why it's crucial to get tested if you think you may have been exposed to the virus.

Causes and Risks Associated with HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS is primarily transmitted through sexual contact, sharing needles, or during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding. Individuals with HIV/AIDS are at higher risk of contracting infections and diseases due to their weakened immune system.

These diseases can range from minor infections, such as oral thrush and common colds, to more serious and life-threatening conditions, such as tuberculosis and certain cancers. It is important for individuals with HIV/AIDS to manage their condition with professional help and seek medical care to prevent complications.

Diagnosing and Treating HIV/AIDS at MHHC

At MHHC, we develop personalized, multidisciplinary treatment plans for patients living with HIV/AIDS. Our healthcare providers offer a wide range of services, including HIV testing, counseling services, medical treatment, and medication management.

We use the latest diagnostic tools and treatments to ensure precise results and symptom relief for our patients. We are committed to providing quality care and support to help our patients manage their conditions and lead healthy, fulfilling lives.

Preventing and Managing HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS is a preventable and manageable condition with the right medical care and professional help. At MHHC, we work with our patients to develop comprehensive treatment plans that include medication, regular medical check-ups, and healthy lifestyle habits. Our healthcare providers also offer counseling and education services to help patients understand their condition and how to prevent the spread of the virus to others.

Health management for HIV/AIDs may include the following and more:


Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is the primary treatment for HIV/AIDS. It involves a combination of medications that target the virus, slow down its replication, and prevent damage to the immune system. Early diagnosis and timely treatment can help reduce complications, improve quality of life, and prevent the transmission of the virus.

Lifestyle Modifications

Eating a healthy and balanced diet, engaging in regular physical activity, and getting enough sleep can help support the immune system and reduce the risk of infections and other health problems associated with HIV/AIDS. It is also important to avoid smoking, limit alcohol consumption, and manage stress, in order to improve overall health.

Supportive Care

HIV/AIDS can cause physical and emotional challenges, and people living with the condition may require additional support to manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. MHHC offers a range of supportive services, such as mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, and social services.

Regular Check-ups

Regular medical check-ups and monitoring can help identify complications associated with HIV/AIDS early and allow for timely intervention. This can include monitoring viral load, CD4 count, and screening for other infections.

Contact MHHC for HIV/AIDS Care and Support

If you suspect that you may have been exposed to HIV/AIDS, please contact us at MHHC to schedule an appointment for testing and counseling. Our healthcare providers are here to help you manage your condition and live a comfortable life despite your diagnosis. Give us a call at (718) 716-4400 to schedule your initial consultation regarding medical care for HIV/AIDS in NYC.