HIV/AIDS

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),...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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