AIDS and HIV Information

Keeping Yourself AIDS Free

AIDS is a type of disease that is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus. The HIV virus, as it is sometimes known, can be passed on through a multitiude of ways. The disease has no cure, and many people who have it will live a lessened life due to the disease’s disastrous effects on the body.

In this article, we’ll offer some tips that can be helpful when it comes to keeping the HIV virus out of your life.

First and foremost, you need to be as careful as you can when it comes to sexual activity. Most cases of HIV transmission occur due to irresponsible sexual behavior.

When you are considering sexual activity with a partner, be sure that they can show you the results of an HIV test.

You can’t be too careful, and no one is safe from the disease. Also, whenever you participate in an act of vaginal or anal sex, be sure to wear a condom. Condoms are the only proven method of blocking the transmission of the disease and they are therefore highly recommended when engaging in sexual practices with anyone.

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Since 1981 when the HIV and Aids was first recognized as something new in the medical world, researchers and scientists have been working to learn as much about the new disease as possible.

So far they have determined the virus is spread by contact with another contaminated person’s body fluids. This could be through contact with blood, semen, and vaginal fluids.

Once the body has the HIV virus it begins to produce more HIV particles and these begin attacking the T-cells. The T-cells or CD4 cells burst and that allows the virus to enter the bloodstream and invade other cells. You should already know the difference between HIV and AIDS. HIV is a subgroup of retroviruses that cause AIDS.

The virus kills cells in the body’s immune system and progressively destroys the body’s ability to fight infections. This inability to fight off infections also affects some cancers too. HIV gradually gets worse until the body is no longer able to fight off the infections and other bacteria that would normally not make people sick.

These opportunistic infections will attack the body and could be potentially life threatening. AIDS is the acronym for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. It was first recognized in New York City in 1981. The virus was isolated and identified in 1983, but it wasn’t until 1985 that a diagnostic test was developed to test for the disease.

Once you have been tested and found to be HIV positive your treatment begins.  It may not be conventional drugs, but you start treating the disease with your attitude and life style.  Living healthy, getting enough rest, and taking care not to expose yourself to infectious diseases can keep you healthier, longer.  After the early diagnosis for HIV you may want to find a counselor or support group that will help you deal with the emotions that go with this disease.  It is your choice of which people you tell, but you will have more support if you tell your family and loved ones what you are facing.  If you choose not to do that, find a support group or individual counselor who will help you cope with the diagnosis.

Another thing that you need to know about is the risk that you face of contracting the HIV virus when you are using intravenous drugs. While they should be avoided at all costs, if you are a person who takes intravenous drugs, you need to ensure that you are using sterilized, new needles every time. While unprotected sex is the most common means of transmitting HIV, many fall victim to AIDS due to the sharing of needles for drug use.


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.

If you are already afflicted with the HIV virus, it is important to do all that you can possibly do in order to limit the progression of the disease. There are many different types of retroviral drugs that you may want to consider taking in order to limit the progression, and there are many lifestyle choices that you can make that can help you to keep your body safe from secondary infections that can really damage the health of an individual with AIDS. Knowledge is power, and many people have found that they are able to successfully live a fun and happy life with AIDS, it just takes hard work, dedication, and some effort on your part.




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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
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