AIDS and HIV Information
 

HIV Transmission

The AIDS virus is spread in several ways (risk factors): Sexual Contact, Sharing needles or accidental used needle puncture, and less rarely from blood transfusion, or blood clotting factor product or organ donation.

All of these risk factors carry elements of intention as well as unintentional exposure.

Intentional Risk:

Two consenting adults have sex where there is contact with the semen or vaginal fluid of the person who is HIV positive and both adults involved know about the AIDS.

Persons who are using needles for drug usage willingly share the same needle that someone else has used.

A pregnant woman who knows she is HIV positive does not take her HIV medicine during pregnancy and her infant gets infected with the HIV virus. The infant of course has no intention of being involved in the risk, but the woman does.

Unintentional Risk:

Medical personnel though they understand that they run the risk of being exposed when they handle needles may run across situations where others have been careless regarding proper disposal of needles and they through no act of their own become punctured with an infected needle.

Babies born to HIV positive women who do not properly medicate themselves during pregnancy or who breast feed them knowing they are HIV positive and should not be giving them breast feeding as the milk is a bodily fluid that can transfer the AIDS virus.

Those who receive infected blood or blood products or organs from those individuals who were HIV positive. This is a rare occurrence as today many precautions are taken to insure the safety of blood, blood products and donor organs.

Someone who has sex that they did not consent to with someone who is HIV positive.

There is a lot of fear being generated about possible ways to be infected that have not been scientifically proven. These include the possibilities of the HIV virus being transmitted by insects, air, water, or casual touching like hugs.

There have been numerous investigated cases where medical professional were accused of infecting others. There has only been one case that evidence was clear enough to show that a dentist did indeed infect 6 of dental patients.

Did You Know? 

The AIDS epidemic is a horrible disease but it has given us a silver lining. Scientists and researchers have a new awareness of how important the immune system is to our body. The public knows about the immune system and cares about the health of lymph nodes, vessels, and the rest of the system. Because there is a new awareness of the importance of the immune system, more research has been done on how to build it up so it can fight the advances of AIDS.

People are aware of the danger of infectious diseases and are taking steps to stay healthier. They are eating healthier diets, exercising, and taking better care of their bodies. The medical community has focused on researching vaccines and cures but has failed to explore the possibilities of bolstering the immune system. The best defense we have against infection is our body. The tragedy of that fact is that most drugs have serious side effects and only prolong life for a few more months.

Strengthening the body’s immune system is our best defense against opportunistic infections. One way to do that is to use homeopathy medicine. There is not one treatment or drug that will help every HIV infected person, but homeopathy is helping people with various stages of the disease. This is a different way of looking at the disease.

Instead of fighting the pathogens that cause the disease through conventional drug treatment, doctors are looking at alternative and complimentary ways of treating patients with HIV or AIDS. Doctors in the

Netherlands are supporting the use of homeopathic medicine in treating AIDS patients. Natural therapies, and alternative methods of treatment cannot only prolong the life of the AIDS patient, it can improve the overall quality of life they have. They do not provide a cure.



Any new cases of AIDS that involve unknown transmissions are investigated thoroughly by both the local health department where the case originated and also the state of origin's health department.



Medical AIDS authorities and Scientists have agreed that the AIDS virus does not have the capability of surviving well in the environment and have basically ruled out "environment" such as air or water as a mode of transmission. The basic modes of transmissions have been discovered to be: blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk, saliva and surprisingly tears.

 

AIDS Facts

Children who are born with the HIV virus are often diagnosed at an early age and treatments can begin immediately.

Children in underdeveloped areas of the world are often orphans as well as born with HIV.



There have been rare reported transmissions of blood to skin or mucous membrane transmissions within family units. Those who are exposed to the AIDS virus as well as those who have AIDS in cases where medical personnel know of the AIDS diagnosis have been instructed on how to take safety precautions. There are also published publications that are guidelines to how to live with infected HIV persons safely.

 

 

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HIV and AIDS Information and Resources
World Health Organization’s AIDS Staging
History of AIDS Looking Closer at the HIV Virus and AIDS
Living With HIV and AIDS
Know the Basics about AIDS
What are the Causes of AIDS
Homeopathic Ways of Treating the AIDS Patient
AIDS and the Nervous System
Options If You Are HIV Positive
The AIDS Patient and Opportunistic Infections
Advanced Signs of the HIV Virus
Tests For the HIV Virus
Other Health Concerns For The AIDS Patient
Prayer And Spirituality Used In The Treatment Of AIDS
How To Prepare For Your AIDS Medical Appointment
Aids and Viral Complications
Parasitic Infections Common to HIV Patients
AIDS Related Lymphoma
Treating AIDS Related Lymphoma
Serious Complications Associated With The HIV Virus
White Blood Cells And AIDS
Neurological Complications Associated with AIDS
What To Do If You Think You Might Have Aids
New Developments In AIDS Research
Coping With Your AIDS Diagnosis
The Symptoms of HIV Infection
Education Is The Key To Stopping the AIDS Epidemic
The Emphasis Must Be On Prevention for HIV and AIDS
AIDS Medical Terms
Take An Active Role In Your AIDS Medical Treatment
Reducing The HIV Risk Factors
Keeping A Positive Outlook For AIDS Patients
Acupuncture To Relieve The Side Effects Of AIDS Treatment
A Healthy Lifestyle Can Help You Treat AIDS
AIDS Patients Are In It For Life
Basic AIDS Information
Do You Need To Let Everyone Know That You Are HIV Positive
Important Vitamins and Minerals for a Person with HIV
Treatments Available for the Patient with HIV or AIDS
Ways You Cannot Get The HIV Virus
Treatments Available for the HIV Positive Woman
Understanding the Basics of HIV
The United States AIDS Policy
Treatment Guidelines for the AIDS Patient
Treating Serious Illnesses in The AIDS Patient
HIV Transmission
How The HIV Virus Progresses
The Fear the AIDS Stigma Brings
I Tested Positive For the HIV Virus: What Now
How To Tell Other People You Are HIV Positive
Facts And Myths Regarding HIV Transmission
Some Recent Advances In The Fight Against AIDS
Preventive Measures You Can Take Concerning HIV Infection
Dates In AIDS History
The Impact of AIDS On MSM, Men Who Have Sex With Men
Dealing With Malnutrition For The HIV Infected Person
Know Your Personal HIV Risk Factors
Keeping Yourself AIDS Free
Are Condoms Effective As Protection Against AIDS Transmission
Juicings Possible Benefits To The Person With HIV
What Are The Initial Signs and Symptoms of HIV Infections
AIDS Faqs
Five Classes of Antiretroviral Drugs for Treating AIDS
Dietary Needs And The HIV Patient
Misconceptions About AIDS
Oh No I have AIDS
The Staggering AIDS Statistics
Exercise May Boost Your Imune System
Aids And The Toll On Families
Immunization Needs For Adult AIDS Patients
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome: The Basic Facts
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