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Why an HIV prevention trial failed in Africa

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in HIV Cover, HIV Virus | 0 comments

Why an HIV prevention trial failed in Africa

A test done on 5000 woman in Zimbabwe, Uganda and in South Africa showed that the daily regimens done to prevent and stop the HIV  disease are not working.  The reason for this is that most of the woman involved in this test were not taking the medicine that they were given.  The results show just how the HIV stigma and the fear of HIV can waylay disease prevention tests and trials and reinforces the need for more effective dosage methods like a weekly pill or similar. read...

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Helping HIV positive people in your community

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 in HIV Virus | 0 comments

Helping HIV positive people in your community

Living with HIV is not easy and it requires a team effort to help you cope with the disease. Family, friends and your community can support you by providing you with the care you need to survive and stay healthy. Education, correct nutrition, treatment and a reliable Medical Aid or Life Cover policy are imperative to living a longer life with HIV.  By understanding the disease and realizing that you can live with HIV will enable you to accept the illness and it will propel you to take charge. In many communities people have realized the importance of emotional support and counseling.  By speaking about your emotions within a trusted and loving group will benefit everyone involved. It is difficult for family members as well and therefore working together will assist everyone involved. read...

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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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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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