HIV Facts

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Living With HIV the Healthy Way

    Living with HIV has always been one of the biggest fears of both the infected and uninfected person since it is generally believed that a person who has HIV no longer belongs to the normal class of citizens in the society. The social and mental segregation which a patient with HIV is, therefore, made to face is part of what still promotes the fear of HIV in our world today. The development of medical science has gone a long... →Continue reading
  6. The Cure for AIDS is just around the Corner

    The existence of a cure for AIDS is a subject that interests the world in a general sense. The cure of AIDS is highly anticipated among infected people, governments of nations, and many who feel the scourge of this dreaded disease. Several efforts have therefore been made to create therapies and pharmaceutical drugs in order to cure this debilitating disease but have, so far, been to no avail. Be that as it may, the world currently agrees on how to... →Continue reading
  7. More HIV AIDS Knowledge Than You Were Taught in School

    HIV or human immunodeficiency virus is a global threat that affects all of the population in the same way, and, if undetected and untreated in time, it can result in death. It is a big and the most important global health issue today, which affected more than 40 million, lives already. According to the World Health Organization, around 36.9 million people globally were living with HIV/AIDS and 940.000 people died of HIV-related illness in 2017. Sub-Saharan parts of Africa, the... →Continue reading

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