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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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),...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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