HIV / AIDS

  1. STDs You Can Get Without Having Sex

    STDs You Can Get Without Having Sex
    Do you know you can still contract some of the STDs even without having sex? You do not really have to be sexually active to catch a sexually transmitted disease. Before you dive into the specifics of how it is even possible, it is important for you to first understand a few terminologies. When it comes to ‘sex’, it generally means oral sex, anal sex, and penis-in-vagina sex. Penis-in-vagina is considered the only viable form of sex. However, there... →Continue reading
  2. The Side Effects of HIV On Your Body

    The Side Effects of HIV On Your Body
    You must be familiar with HIV, but perhaps not know if it is, in any way, affecting your body. Technically known as the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, it destroys the CD4+ cells in the body, which are critical to our immune system. These cells are mainly responsible for keeping us healthy from common infections and diseases. HIV gradually weakens the body’s natural defense system, as it prevails, symptoms start showing up. It is imperative to learn what happens as the... →Continue reading
  3. The Benefits Of Using HIV Home Tests

    HIV, also called Human Immunodeficiency Virus, has afflicted many millions of people across the globe. Based on data, there are nearly a couple of million United States citizens that are suffering from this infection. This quantity is extremely frightening. What is considered to be even worse is the fact that around 20 % of HIV-positive individuals are not even aware that they have been afflicted with HIV? This is certainly one of the most significant explanations why many HIV awareness programs have already been started by various groups and sectors around the world. If you would like to know whether or not you have HIV, all you need to do is visit a medical doctor. There are medical practitioners who carry out HIV tests to find out if an individual has HIV. They often simply need a blood sample to... →Continue reading
  4. Myths About HIV And AIDS

    There are several concerns and stigmas connected with HIV and AIDS. Misguided beliefs blur people's common sense and generate unreasonable ideas. The viral strain and disorder are quite severe and life-threatening, but current medical research and development have made great strides in the past several years to cut back the disease. This content includes popular myths and truths regarding the Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus or HIV and the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or AIDS. How You Can Get HIV/AIDS It is not possible to acquire HIV or AIDS by hugging, kissing, or sharing food items. Any kind of regular, day-to-day physical contact is risk-free. A number of people even think pests or insects can easily transmit the infection by biting us, but this is an incorrect idea. Some other HIV and AIDS misconceptions include expecting mothers and their unborn kids. Merely 33 % of HIV positive women transmit the viral... →Continue reading
  5. The Different HIV Tests

    There are several concerns and stigmas connected with HIV and AIDS. Misguided beliefs blur people's common sense and generate unreasonable ideas. The viral strain and disorder are quite severe and life-threatening, but current medical research and development have made great strides in the past several years to cut back the disease. Myths and Truths surrounding HIV This content includes popular myths and truths regarding the Human Immuno-Deficiency Virus or HIV and the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or AIDS. How You... →Continue reading
  6. Challenges of children with HIV or AIDS

    Someone who is in the age range of 13 years or below is considered to be a child. Being a child entails many unique health challenges, risks, and other ways that are different from adults. One of these challenges is HIV and AIDS. Statistics show in this modern day and age that there are 2 million children with HIV. This study was done in 2007 and this number could have changed significantly. Treatment of children varies greatly from the... →Continue reading
  7. 5 Diseases Linked To HIV and AIDS

    Human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, the virus to blame for the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, has been around since the late 1800s when it joined the human populace from a chimpanzee located in the southeastern region of Cameroon during a period of swift urbanization. When a person is in the later stages of the HIV infection or has acquired AIDS, their immune system is significantly jeopardized and there are numerous complications which are linked to HIV and AIDS... →Continue reading
  8. Aids And Hepatitis C

    Aids and Hepatitis C are both viral diseases, they are caused by different viruses. Aids (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Hepatitis C is caused by HCV. Treatments Of Each HCV is treated with some medications such as interferon, ribavirin, and sometimes telaprevir or boceprevir depending on which genotype of HCV you have been infected with. HIV is treated with 5 different classes of drugs generally if you are taking drugs for HIV you will... →Continue reading
  9. What Are The Four Stages Of HIV?

    The Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV is one of the most feared and notorious disease today. It can infect anyone, regardless of age, weight, height, or nationality. It is labeled as a pandemic illness because of its ability to quickly spread from one person to another. HIV has two types : the HIV-1 and the HIV-2. The HIV-1 spreads around faster and is the reason for the global infection. According to Jennifer L. Weinberg and Carrie L. Kovarik, MD in AMA Journal... →Continue reading
  10. New York Governor Plans To End HIV Problem By 2020

    With serious HIV problems going on in the state of New York for the past thirty years, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on November 30, 2018 a plan that will hopefully end the HIV epidemic by 2020. The state government aims to lower the number of HIV cases in the next ten years, from thousands this year to about 750 in the next decade. If this plan achieves that goal, it will become the lowest number of HIV cases ever reported... →Continue reading

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