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  1. The Risk Of HIV And Sex Workers

    Being a sex worker increases your risk of becoming infected or transmitting the HIV virus as well as other sexually transmitted diseases and infections. Sex workers are people (both male and female) who trade sex for money, drugs, food, or shelter. Sex work crosses many socioeconomic levels: High-end escorts Massage parlors Adult film industry Exotic dancers In Nevada state regulated prostitutes Streetwalkers (men, women, transgender who use sex to survive) Because sex workers are at a higher risk for... →Continue reading
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. What Are Some HIV Testing Methods?

    There are different methods that can be used to test for HIV. Each of these procedures possesses features that make them more attractive to certain people, and they all promise reliability and efficiency in terms of HIV detection. Why you should test for HIV regularly Health professionals and medical officials everywhere increasingly support routine HIV testing as a technique of examining personal overall health and managing the spread of HIV. Bear in mind, HIV can survive on its host... →Continue reading
  10. HIV And Aging

    A Significant Public Health Concern Since the late 1990s with the development of HAARP (highly active anti-retroviral therapy), today HIV is considered a severe chronic condition that is pretty well managed.  People who start HAARP early can anticipate living another 30 or 50 years and some well into old age. This creates a significant health concern as many of these people who are HIV develop other chronic illnesses like heart disease, kidney disease, or cognitive impairments tens of years... →Continue reading

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