Posts Tagged "hiv infection"

HIV in prison populations

Posted by on Oct 25, 2011 in HIV Virus | 0 comments

HIV in prison populations

HIV is a global phenomenon; the virus is an epidemic that has caused millions of deaths worldwide and it continuous to spread. People who are in prisons are at a higher risk of contracting HIV and spreading the virus. In prisons around the world various rules and regulations apply. Some prisons practise health and safety regulations whereas other hardened prisons do not seem to have the same commitment. Research suggests that overcrowding of prisons has stimulated aggression and violence amongst inmates. Cases of men to men sexual activity in overcrowded prisons are also common. Using infected objects to either tattoo or used to inject drugs are also a sure way that prisoners are at a higher risk of spreading the deadly disease. read...

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Prolonging Life of HIV positive people with Good Nutrition

Posted by on Oct 5, 2011 in Health Insurance, HIV Virus | 0 comments

Prolonging Life of HIV positive people with Good Nutrition

We are all at fault for not supporting our bodies with the correct nutrients and minerals the body requires to stay healthy.  But if you are living with HIV then it is imperative to offer your body the correct and nutritious food to stay healthy and will benefit you not only with a longer life but with a better rate with your HIV positive Insurance. read...

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Children living with HIV and AIDS

Posted by on Sep 25, 2011 in HIV Virus | 0 comments

Children living with HIV and AIDS

Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV, is not limited to infecting adults; children are vulnerable to becoming HIV positive, as well.  Similar ways of HIV transmission in adults is also common in children. Here, are 5 facts about children living with HIV and AIDS. read...

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Know your HIV Status

Posted by on Aug 17, 2011 in HIV Virus | 0 comments

Know your HIV Status

What if you are HIV positive but you don’t know it? This is a scary thought but many people do not know that they are carrying a deadly virus inside their bodies. What can you do about this? The first step would be to take an HIV test; the test will determine the antibodies in your body which will reveal if you’re HIV positive or negative.  When you are ill your body tries to fight the disease and in defence the Immune System creates antibodies to fight off an infection.  If you have the virus in your body then the blood test will reveal the antibodies as it is easier to detect what the body is fighting rather than the virus itself. If your test results show that you are HIV positive it means that you are infected with the virus; if the test is negative it means that you are not infected with the disease. read...

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10 facts about HIV

Posted by on Jul 10, 2011 in HIV Virus | 0 comments

10 facts about HIV

There are facts about HIV/AIDS that can assist and educate people globally. Listed below are 10 interesting facts on HIV/AIDS that can save your life: 1st Fact HIV is the acronym for Human Immunodeficiency Virus; the virus destroys healthy, good cells that supply the body with resistance against foreign bodies. As the virus destroys the so called white cells (CD4 cells) it weakens the immune system. The function of an immune system is to keep the body healthy and strong. The disease violates the body to fight against illnesses. As the virus progresses to the final stage of infection known as AIDS also referred to as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome; the body is left powerless to opportunistic illnesses such as Pneumonia and Cancer. read...

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