HIV/AIDS

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...

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...

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),...

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...

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...

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...

HIV Breakthrough! Spain Finds Functional Cure For HIV Virus (Confirmed)

Doctors in Barcelona, Spain believe they have found the cure to HIV – the AIDS-causing virus that affects the lives of more than 34 million people worldwide, according to WHO.By using blood transplants from the umbilical cords of individuals with a genetic resistance to HIV, Spanish medical professionals believe they can treat the virus,...

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