HIV/AIDS

Atlanta’s Alarming HIV & AIDS Stats Are Our Problem | Med Log

The headline is as frightening as it sounds: “Half Of Atlanta’s Newly Diagnosed HIV Patients Have AIDS, Grady Testing Finds.” Yet, what may sound like an isolated problem is a complicated issue whose faults are multidimensional and could easily pour over into other major metropolitan cities. If they haven’t already. As NPR’s Lisa Hagen reports, Atlanta...

Early Warning Signs of HIV & AIDS that Most People Miss

Unlike other types of serious infections that exist, which include some aggressive STDS, onset HIV infections do not display any symptoms. This is what makes it difficult for a person to obtain help when initially becoming infected, because they still feel the same way that they have always felt, before the infection occurred. However,...

10 HIV/AIDS Facts Everyone Should Know

HIV/AIDS may be the world’s most feared disease — but awareness, which can help prevent transmission and save lives, begins with you. In 1981, a person with a strange blood disease was admitted to a government research hospital. It would be six months before a second case appeared, but doctors were alarmed — and as...

IMPORTANT THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HIV TESTING AND TREATMENT

The HIV epidemic continues to be a major global health threat. A report by theWorld Health Organization (WHO) showed that by the end of 2014, a total of 36.9 million people around the world were living with the HIV infection. That same year, the organization recorded a total of 1.2 million deaths from the...

Mobilize Monday: 3 Things You Should Do on National HIV Testing Day-Term Life

Today is National HIV Testing Day! Did you know that among all women diagnosed with HIV in 2014, about 62% of them were African American, 18% were white, and 16% were Hispanic/Latina? Do you know your status? Why not make today the day you learn your status?I know many of you probably saw the...

20 Years After HIV Announcement, Magic Johnson Emphasizes: “I Am Not Cured”

The announcement, 20 years ago today, came as a shock: “Because of the HIV virus I have obtained, I will have to retire today from the Lakers,” Earvin “Magic” Johnson, with his wife Cookie at his side, told a packed room of sports reporters, many of whom cried when they heard the news. In 1991,...

10 THINGS POLICYMAKERS CAN DO NOW TO END HIV:Term Life

“The Nation has the tools to slow, and eventually end, the epidemic in the United States. With ongoing leadership, sustained funding commitments, strategic action, and emerging digital tools and technologies to help inform and educate, the American people are closer than ever to the day when the Strategy’s vision will be attained.”  -National HIV/AIDS...

20 New Things You Need to Know About HIV

Photo: Getty Images The latest on HIV These days, the news about HIV/AIDS is mostly good. We’re hearing about “functional” cures, better drugs, fewer side effects and longer lives. There are still shadows here and there—not enough Americans know their HIV status and transmission rates are going up in certain groups. But knowing what’s going on...

STAGES OF HIV INFECTION : Term Life | Med Log

HOW DOES HIV PROGRESS IN YOUR BODY? Without treatment, HIV advances in stages, overwhelming your immune system and getting worse over time. The three stages of HIV infection are: (1) acute HIV infection, (2) clinical latency, and (3) AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). However, there’s good news: by using HIV medicines (called antiretroviral therapy or ART) consistently,...

Study emphasizes need for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program to receive basic HIV care:Term Life

A Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine study of insurance coverage of more than 28,000 people with HIV concludes that a decades-old program that offers free medical care remains a critical necessity despite the availability of coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Image courtesy of Ted Eytan via Flickr Creative Commons under Creative Commons...

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