Tag: AIDS

HIV transmission

HIV transmission

A recent study has shown that HIV transmission will occur once in every nine hundred times an infected person has unprotected sex with their partner. The study also shows that this risk increases in direct correlation to the viral load of the infected person. This large study showed that if the viral load increased by [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Considerations of the HIV virus

Considerations of the HIV virus

HIV is a sexually transmitted disease that leads to AIDs and is ultimately terminal. The HIV virus is generally considered to be a sexually transmitted disease, although, in fact it may also be transmitted by an accidental needle stick injury, the sharing of dirty needles and/or drug paraphernalia, by contaminated blood, during childbirth and via [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Recognising HPVsymptoms

Recognising HPVsymptoms

Many infections of the Human Papillomavirus produce no symptoms at all – particularly in the early stages. However symptoms may well appear some time after the initial infection and it is possible to infect others even in the absence of HPVsymptoms. There are over one hundred strains of the HPV infection – the presence of [...]

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Is Pneumonia Contagious?

Is Pneumonia Contagious?

Is pneumonia contagious? This is a very common question and the answer is dependent on the exact type of pneumonia. Pneumonia is inflammation of the lungs and fluid builds up in the air spaces between the lungs. These alveoli as they are known will show the affected part of the lung as white in a [...]

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Facts and myths surrounding HIV AIDS

Facts and myths surrounding HIV AIDS

There are many myths surrounding HIV AIDS, facts about the infection and the disease. Having HIV means you have AIDS – FALSE It is possible to have the HIV infection for many years without developing AIDS. Whilst HIV AIDS do occur together AIDS is only diagnosed once an individual has a CD4 cell count of [...]

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HIV symptoms in men

HIV symptoms in men

HIV or the Human Immunodeficiency Virus , is a virus which infects and destroys the immune system, this makes the body vulnerable to disease that it would normally be able to fight off. Left untreated the immune system becomes too weak to fight off illness and a person infected with HIV may develop rare infections [...]

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Sudden short term memory loss – What does it Mean?

Sudden short term memory loss – What does it Mean?

If you have a family member or friend who suffers sudden short term memory loss then a doctor should be contacted right away. Most older people gradually find that their memories aren’t quite what they were and that can be caused by the aging process or some other progressive condition. However when there is a [...]

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Fighting HIV/AIDS

Fighting HIV/AIDS

It would be extremely dangerous for people to think that we no longer have to fight AIDS. There are approximately 30 million people worldwide who live with HIV. And if the trend continues over the next decade, there will be another 30 million people who will be infected. Governments are reducing the funding in fighting [...]

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Unhealthy Sexual Habits to Avoid

Unhealthy Sexual Habits to Avoid

We live in a society that is obsessed with sex and all things sexual, so what happens when it begins to affect our health? In the twenty-first century, it seems that everyone is much more relaxed when it comes to discussing the subject of sex and sexual habits – even in societies where this type [...]

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The AIDS Virus – Everything You Need to Know

The AIDS Virus – Everything You Need to Know

Although a lot of advancements have been made in preventing the spread of the AIDS virus and caring for it, a lot people still don’t know much about it. What is AIDS? The AIDS virus comes from the HIV virus and stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. This is how it happens: several weeks after [...]

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Shingles Contagious

Shingles Contagious

Shingles is part of the Herpes family of diseases – a sibling of chickenpox, it may also be known as Herpes Zoster. The first thing many sufferers want to know about shingles is if it is contagious. Shingles is a viral infection recognized by the development of painful blisters on the skin – the virus [...]

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Yasmin Side Effects

Yasmin Side Effects

Yasmin side effects can include experiencing some breakthrough bleeding. Should the breakthrough bleeding carry on continuously and/or is heavy make an appointment with your doctor. It is also important to be breast aware, therefore check for any lumps on the breasts yourself. Because of these risks breast check ups are a requirement when taking yasmin. [...]

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Is Pneumonia Contagious?

Is Pneumonia Contagious?

If a person has pneumonia some germs can spread to other people. These germs may cause a mild infection. But the big question remains. Is pneumonia contagious? These germs don’t actually cause pneumonia. Normally symptoms of a cold or other mild infection appear. The answer to the question is pneumonia contagious is unclear. Pneumonia is [...]

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N-Acetyl Cysteine is a Powerful Modified Amino Acid

N-Acetyl Cysteine is a Powerful Modified Amino Acid

N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) is a powerful modified amino acid that is responsible for for a number of reactions in the body. It has the ability to donate sulfur and methyl groups, turn into a powerful antioxidant, boost the immune system, contribute to detoxification, scavenge nasty heavy metals, inhibit cancer cells and break down excess mucus. [...]

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Periodontitis

Periodontitis

Periodontitis is the infection and inflammation of the periodontium, the soft tissue which surrounds the tooth and supports it. The disease also leads to the slow and progressive loss of the alveolar bone around the teeth. Causes Dental plaque develops around your teeth in form of a pale-yellow biofilm. It primarily consists of bacteria and [...]

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All About Human Growth Hormone

All About Human Growth Hormone

Human growth hormone (HGH) is made all through out each individual’s life but is made in greater quantities in children and young adults. It is a protein substance, which is normally released during the first few hours of sleep and also as a response to stress. It is important in both children and adults as [...]

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Novello, Antonia

Novello, Antonia

Born in 1944 in a small town in Puerto Rico, Antonia Novello experienced the hardships of pain and disease early in life. Like many who go on to do great works, rather than breaking her, the challenges she faced shaped her character. Her father died when she was 8 and her childhood was overshadowed by [...]

September 17, 2011 More
Injection Drug Use

Injection Drug Use

The hypodermic syringe was invented in 1853 by a Scottish physician named Alexander Wood. For the first time, drugs could be injected under the skin, intramuscularly, or directly into the bloodstream to alleviate health problems. By the 1870s, the hypodermic syringe was widely used by American physicians to administer drugs, such as morphine, heroin, cocaine, [...]

September 15, 2011 More

Harm Reduction

Harm reduction is a set of strategies that encourages an individual to reduce the harm caused by a high-risk behavior. Harm reduction is not a new concept in public health since high-risk behaviors—also known as “bad habits,” depending upon the era—have always existed and will continue to exist. What changes is how society views the [...]

September 13, 2011 More
Child abuse

Child abuse

Child abuse or maltreatment occurs in many settings and places around the world. There are various kinds of abuse, and many times a child is the victim of more than one type of maltreatment. The spectrum of maltreatment includes physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse. Issues of child labor and exploitation, lack of [...]

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