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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. When Should Women Seek HIV Test?

    Regardless if you have active sexual life or not, you should still undergo HIV testing. It is a must for women to be tested against HIV to find out their HIV status at least once in a while (every 3 to 5 years). However, if you fall in any of these categories below, make sure to be getting HIV testing regularly. -        You have multiple sexual partners -        You engage in unprotected sex with different partners -        You have... →Continue reading
  4. HIV And HAART

    What Is HAART Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapies are the current therapies for human immunodeficiency virus. While there is no cure for human immunodeficiency virus HAART therapies can reduce the amount of human immunodeficiency virus in the blood. With the viral load lower the body will make new healthy T-cells. HIV patients can live a fairly normal lifespan if they adhere to treatments and make healthy choices in food and get adequate physical activity. How Do HAART Therapies Work? First... →Continue reading
  5. Prevention of HIV/AIDS Infections

    HIV also knows as the Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a type of virus that first infects you with HIV but when you reach to its seventh state you probably get affected by AIDS too. HIV comes in two forms mainly; the first form is in a free particle form, and the other is in the shape of a virus surrounded by immune cells that are infected. There are many ways which can give you HIV and there are also... →Continue reading
  6. What Are Some HIV/AIDS Complications?

    First off, what is HIV/AIDS? HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus is the retrovirus accountable for AIDS or the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. It has been around since the end of the nineteenth century and is said to have joined the human society via a chimpanzee in the southeastern Cameroon region during a period of urban changes. When a person is in the later stages of the HIV viral strain or has acquired the AIDS condition, their immune system is... →Continue reading
  7. Different Types of HIV Tests

    If you had unprotected sex and you think you are at risk of getting HIV infection, you need to get tested immediately. Treatment of HIV can be a lot easier if detected earlier. There are two tests that can be done, an antibody screening test and antigen test. Antibody screening test The antibody screening test, also known as immunoassay test is a process wherein it will check if the body is producing antibodies to fight the HIV infection. It... →Continue reading
  8. HIV Stigma – Before and Today

    When HIV was first diagnosed and was categorized as a sexually transmitted infection, people who had it were discriminated. The stigma that the disease brings led to more people with infection to just hide and avoid treatment altogether. Among the results of HIV stigma back then were: Avoiding treatment Fear of violence Discourages people to seek treatment and come out Discourages people to be honest with their partners, even with their families Families disown their relatives with HIV It... →Continue reading
  9. Australia's HIV Statistics Would Blow Your Mind

    Australia is a relatively crime-free country but unfortunately, she could not hold her fort against the scourge of HIV. Below are part of the HIV statistics in the country based on Kimberly Institute’s summary of 2015 from the HIV surveillance report. These stats talk about real human beings and calls for caution among folks at-risk of contracting the disease. From 1984 to 2015 there were 36,171 cases of HIV in Australia with more males infected than females. Cases of... →Continue reading
  10. How HIV Is Diagnosed

    If you suspect a possibility of being infected with HIV, you can now do a home test, meaning there is no need to drive to the nearest hospital anymore.  HIV tests aim to check the presence of HIV in your body through blood or saliva. HIV tests can be done by checking for HIV antigen that develops after 12 weeks after contracting the virus. HIV Home Test To do a home test for HIV antigen, you start by swabbing... →Continue reading

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