HIV/AIDS

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...

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),...

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...

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...

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 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...

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