HIV/AIDS

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,...

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,...

27 Things Everyone Needs to Know About HIV :Term Life

1. Is it possible I got a false positive on my HIV test? When your initial test comes back positive (unless you’ve done the at-home test) you should be offered a confirmatory test, basically a second test to make sure you’re HIV-positive. The likelihood of two false positives is extremely rare. If you took the...

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...

10 Most Interesting Facts About HIV/AIDS-Term Life

t’s hard to believe that HIV/AIDS has only been a recognized for about 30 years. In that time, the plague has gone from a relatively unknown disease to a worldwide health crisis and claimed more than 30 million lives. Despite progress, AIDS continues to kill about 8,000 Americans each year. Elsewhere in the world,...

15 Ways to Live to be 100 When You Have HIV -Term Life

An HIV diagnosis was once a death sentence, but that is no longer the case for those of us who stay healthy. In fact, the average HIV-positive person today is expected to live to be nearly 80, roughly on par with the general population. As more and more people reaching the century mark, here’s...

New therapy keeps HIV at bay without daily drug regimen, study says

The hunt for an HIV treatment that roots the virus out of its hiding places and kills it just got more interesting. A human antibody that already has shown promise in protecting people against HIV infection has demonstrated the ability to suppress the resurgence of the infection for as long as 19 weeks in infected...

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...

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...

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...

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