HIV / AIDS

  1. With Proper Support, Life Expectancy Of An HIV Patient Can Be Significantly Improved

    Over the past two decades, the life projection for people living with HIV has increased significantly given that many HIV infected persons can now live a healthier and longer life with good routine care. This rapid increase has occurred significantly since 1996 when the new antiretroviral drugs were developed in addition to the former existing antiretroviral therapies. The combination of these two resulted in a very effective regimen of HIV treatment. As at 1996, the total HIV life expectancy... →Continue reading
  2. How Much Of The History Of AIDS Do You Know?

    The Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV) is the causative agent of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). It has its origin as far back as the 20th century and has been one of the deadliest diseases in human history, it has destroyed so many lives over the years and also rendered quite a number of children orphans as well as making so many live in isolation and loneliness. AIDs is a deadly disease without an absolute cure as of this moment... →Continue reading
  3. What's All The Fuss About HIV Antibodies and Antigens?

    The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a sexually Transmitted disease that quickly sends a shiver down the spine with great fear gripping the audience, listener, or reader whenever it is mentioned. This is largely because of the deadly nature of the virus and the fact that it is still impossible to cure as at today, thereby making it very expensive to manage whenever one or one’s family member has the infection. Antibodies, on the other hand, are tiny proteins... →Continue reading
  4. What is HIV Window Period?

    Many people have heard about the HIV window period but because HIV is a subject which people often lack the interest to know and talk about, less attention is given to what an HIV window period is all about. Not to worry, this article would provide specific information one ought to know about HIV Window Period. It has been described over time as that particular period of time after which an infected person would test negative for an HIV... →Continue reading
  5. Jaw-Dropping HIV and AIDS Statistics That Would Cause You to Take Action Today

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which was discovered in 1983 to be the cause of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) has, in 34 years of its discovery, continue to spread and ravage humanity as it leaves millions of deaths in its wake annually. In spite of the dastardly outcome of this epidemic, it feels as if the human race is not awestruck enough by the activities of this life-threatening and life-ending virus, hence the need to present to humanity some... →Continue reading
  6. What is HIV Positive Status All About? Dig In And Find Out!

    The status of being HIV positive is confirmed when a person’s immune system has been attacked and the shield against illness, which is a natural defense, have been broken. The positive status of HIV involves the virus destroying a type of white blood cell in the system referred to as a T-helper cell and replicating itself inside it. It should also be noted that this T-helper cell may be referred to as CD4 cells in deserving circumstances. HIV continues... →Continue reading
  7. Learn How You Can Get HIV If You Are Not Careful Enough

    Gone are the days when people were so disturbed about being infected with HIV whenever they stay close to the carriers of the disease. People now get less worried because of the awareness on the subject of HIV as a result of civilization which increases without bounds. Be that as it may, some still live with the notion that HIV could be contracted differently and infected people ought to be isolated. It is important to say that HIV does... →Continue reading
  8. HIV Rapid Test Kits Can Be Life Savers

    Of all the Sexually Transmitted Diseases, HIV/AIDS stands out as the most discussed transmitted infection because of the fact that it is carcinogenic (cancer-causing) and very deadly. HIV is the first stage of the infection that eventually leads to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) over time and as well cause so many opportunistic diseases as it progresses. With proper management, HIV may not progress to AIDS; this can only be achieved when it is detected early by a proper... →Continue reading
  9. HIV Life Cycle Explained in Simple Terms

    Understanding how HIV works inside the human cell gives scientists a very vital clue about how to attack it at its most vulnerable stage. Bearing in mind, the intricacies of how the virus works and reproduces itself which is a process called ‘life cycle’ may be a necessary tool in assisting the scientists, to design new drugs that are more potent at suppressing HIV and have very little side effects. Therefore, for individuals with HIV, having an idea of... →Continue reading
  10. What Treatment Options Do AIDS Patients Have?

    “Please steer clear! I don’t want to have a close contact with you so I don’t contract this deadly disease that can ruin my life entirely.” Such painful words are what an AIDS patient may likely regard as one of their greatest fears alongside the lack of access to treatment, which is another source of worry. Over time, AIDS patients have been treated with disdain, segregated from society, and go through a great deal of discrimination until modern developments... →Continue reading

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