HIV/AIDS

HIV and AIDS. Symptoms of HIV and AIDS

HIV is a virus which is most commonly passed on by sexual contact. HIV attacks cells of the immune system. Untreated, the immune system weakens so that the body cannot defend against various bacteria, viruses and other germs. This is when AIDS (commonly now called late-stage HIV infection) develops. However, early detection and treatment...

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,...

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...

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...

Child Cured of HIV: This is Huge.Term Life

A two and a half year-old child born with HIV in Mississippi will lead a normal life without the threat of the virus, thanks to doctors in the state. It’s a big important development. Check it out. Let’s start with what happened: Close up of the HIV virus at work. Doctors say that the child has been...

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...

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...

35 Things You Might Not Know About HIV-Term Life

A look at some science-based facts about HIV that may surprise you as we mark the 35th anniversary of the official start of the AIDS epidemic.June 5, 1981. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)detailed five recent cases of homosexual men in Los Angeles diagnosed withPneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP),...

9 Facts About Current HIV Treatment

1. 50,000 people still get HIV each year in the US Although less people now die as a result of AIDS, the overall incidence of new cases of HIV has remained stable over the past 5 years. However; in some groups, notably young African American men, the incidence has dramatically increased and now this population group...

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