HIV/AIDS

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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 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),...

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...

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