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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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What you need to know about HIV

Posted by on Jun 13, 2011 in HIV Virus | 0 comments

What you need to know about HIV

Over the years there have been misconceptions about HIV/AIDS. People do not realise that you can have HIV but not necessarily AIDS; it is possible to live a life with HIV. It is understandable that these misconceptions are difficult to believe considering that HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) attacks and destroys a type of white blood cell called a CD4 cell. This cell’s main function is to fight disease. This means that your body is fighting harder to keep a simple cold or flu at bay. So how can one say that living with HIV is possible? read...

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