HIV / AIDS

  1. Sexual Health Education on HIV, Chlamydia and Herpes – Who is at risk

    The link between STDs and HIV In several studies conducted in the United States, it was found that 3 out of 10 people with gonorrhea, herpes and syphilis infection are also likely to be HIV positive or to become HIV positive in the future. The main reason cited by medical practitioners is their risky behavior that puts them at risk for one infection, often will also expose them to risks for other infections.  Those with STDs are more likely... →Continue reading
  2. HIV Symptoms and Signs – Advanced Stage AIDS

    When HIV enters the body, early HIV-AIDS symptoms start appearing immediately. This is attributed to the acute deterioration of the immune system and the drastic decline in the numbers of CD4+ T cells, which are crucial to the immune system's capacity of fighting infections. HIV begins to destroy these cells immediately as soon as these cells enter the body. You should immediately get an STD testing when you suspect you were exposed to a chanced infection just recently. There... →Continue reading
  3. HIV Medicines Adverse Side Effects and Complications

    Do HIV medicines cause adverse reactions or side effects? Yes, just like any other medicines, side-effects can also be caused by HIV medicines. People living with HIV who manage the severity of their HIV symptoms with HIV medicines for them to continue living with HIV a little healthier and with a little bit of comfort, already have compromised immune responses due to the immune-compromising nature of HIV. Even if HIV medicine side effects hardly ever happen and most of... →Continue reading
  4. Is My Rash a Symptom of HIV or Something Else?

    Is My Rash a Symptom of HIV or Something Else?
    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 appear as a result of the immune system of the patient becoming weak and unable to fight the virus thus causing a skin reaction. Rash, being a... →Continue reading
  5. HIV Testing is Simpler Than You Think

    The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the virus responsible for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). This virus with its mode of operation destroys the immune system which makes the infected person susceptible to other opportunistic kinds of infections; some of which are grave, including cancer, skin infections, pneumonia, and tuberculosis that may lead to death if not properly given attention to. Importantly, one should bear in mind that there is no cure for HIV and AIDS even though effective... →Continue reading
  6. The Many Benefits of Going for HIV Blood Test

    Reports credited The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States, show that over 1.1 million people live with HIV and about 56,300 people also get infected yearly by the virus. Some other countries, like South Africa, have a more serious problem with controlling the spread of the virus.Captivating also is the fact that as much as 20% of the population in this infected category live ignorantly as they do not even know they are infected... →Continue reading
  7. Symptoms of AIDS in Women

    One might wonder if, as a woman, the symptoms of AIDS might differ from that of men if/when infected. The fact remains that a lot of AIDS symptoms cut across the male and female gender but there are still some peculiar symptoms which a woman would experience, yet such would never be experienced by a man. Below are the general symptoms of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome in women. Menstrual changes Women with AIDS would experience changes in their menstrual... →Continue reading
  8. Can HIV Be Cured Today?

    According to science, no procedure has been medically proven to reliably eliminate the HIV virus from the body of an infected person or reverse the damage done to the human immune system. This lack of functional cure has necessitated so many treatments which have been advanced alongside therapies in recent years. With these efforts, the quality of life lived by those infected with HIV has been improved as they now live far more than anyone think could ever be... →Continue reading
  9. Common Causes of HIV

    The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) attacks the immune system of a person infected with the virus. When the immune system, which happens to be the body’s natural defense or shield becomes weak, the body generally becomes susceptible to other forms of diseases. The virus which gives way for these infections is subsequently referred to as HIV. HIV is caused by a host of activities going on inside the body, step by step compromising the immune system until such a... →Continue reading
  10. You Think You Are HIV Negative? Think Again!

    Going through an HIV test and coming out with a negative result can be a mighty relief. This is a very important step which should be commended because it is a first step towards taking care of one’s self and health. It is, however, important to know that it could take a couple of weeks or months in rare cases for an HIV test result to come out positive after a person is infected. This remarkable period of time... →Continue reading

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