HIV Enrollment Form The Human Immunodeficiency Virus, better known as HIV, attacks white blood cells in the body. Specifically, the virus attacks CD4 cells that are responsible for fighting infection. Due to damage of these cells, the body is not capable of fighting off common infections, diseases and health complications. HIV uses these cells to replicate itself increasing the viral load, or the amount of virus that is present in your system. With proper treatment, the viral load can be kept at a minimum. Due to the emergence of breakthrough therapies, many people infected with HIV do not see progression of their disease.
AIDS, or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, occurs when HIV has efficiently depleted all of your CD4 cells which results in the inability to fight any disease or infection that your body encounters. Because HIV is an infective condition and serious health risk, the treatments that are available are not commonly seen in your local pharmacy. Since Noble Health Services is a specialty pharmacy, we regularly stock these treatments and are associated with programs that help to lower copayment costs.
Our team is experienced and familiar with these specialized medications and we understand that being diagnosed with HIV can be a life changing event. We have a supportive staff that is readily available to answer any and all questions you may have about treatment and we do our best to relieve any stress you may have during treatment.
- 35 million people are living with HIV/AIDS worldwide.
- 1.2 million people in the US are living with HIV.
- 50,000 new cases of HIV arise each year.
- 1 out of 8 people infected with HIV are unaware.