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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. HIV Rash And How To Treat It

    Most of the times people get to know that they have HIV after they take tests for the symptoms that probably showed up a few months ago. When a person is infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), a plethora of symptoms such as flu and feverish feelings become evident. However, the earliest symptom of HIV as reported in numerous cases are rashes or lesions on the body of the patient. The reason for this is not far-fetched since rashes... →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. 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. YMSM (Young Men Who Have Sex With Men) And HIV Risks

    There are a lot of teenagers and young adults who are still at risk of getting infected with HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, especially in the USA. Statistics show that 38,739 people living in the USA have been new victims of this dangerous and life-threatening infection in 2017. About 20% of them were YMSM or young men who have sex with men, primarily African American population, who are at really high risk of getting infected with HIV virus. The... →Continue reading

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