HIV/AIDS

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...

35 Years After the AIDS Epidemic Began, It’s Devastating the South

Black Americans in the South are contracting HIV at alarming rates. As one expert put it, “We have a raging fire on our hands.” This month the AIDS epidemic turns 35. Though things have changed dramatically, turning an HIV diagnosis from a death sentence to a manageable illness, other aspects of the epidemic remain strikingly...

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),...

8 Things People with HIV and AIDS Want You to Know:Term Life

Every day, 22 Filipinos are reported to be HIV (human immunodeficiency virus)-positive. In the past five years, the number of HIV and AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) cases has gone up an astonishing 277%. The UN even reported that the Philippines is one of the seven countries that have a 25 percent increase in HIV...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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