About HIV

  1. Preparing For Your HIV Test With A Doctor

    Are you experiencing any kind of pain or discomfort that was not there yesterday? Are their lesions in your mouth or your skin? Do you see any rash on certain parts of your body? Have you been having night sweats for some time now? These are all problems that need to be addressed right away. You might have contracted HIV...
  2. What Are The Advantages Of Using HIV Rapid Test Kits?

    Do you know what a rapid HIV test kit is? Are you aware of what it can do? If you do not, then it is good that you are here! Let us enumerate some of the many benefits you can get from using a rapid HIV test kit. Merits of using Rapid test kits: Getting a rapid HIV test immediately...
  3. 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...
  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...
  5. 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...
  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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. How to (NOT) Contract HIV

    Contracting HIV is one of the biggest fears of any person who at any point in time, has heard about the horrors of the disease. For this reason, many have held on to awkward beliefs about HIV for years which have, consequently, misled other ignorant persons also. Knowing how a human contracts HIV goes beyond mere speculation or set of...

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