Know Your Personal HIV Risk Factors
HIV and AIDS do not respect country borders, cultural boundaries, or religion. Anyone can be infected with
the virus and many well known celebrities can verify this fact. Anyone can be at risk! If you have
certain other risk
factors you can have a much higher chance of developing AIDS.
A person may have a higher risk of having the HIV virus or AIDS if they have had unprotected sex with many
partners. Anyone, bisexual, homosexual, or heterosexual, can be risk for getting the HIV virus.
If you have had unprotected sex, without protection from a latex or polyurethane condom every time, you are at
higher risk. If you had unprotected sex with someone who is HIV positive you have a higher risk of getting
If you have an existing sexually transmitted disease such as syphilis, or herpes, you are at increased risk of
getting the HIV virus. Chlamydia, gonorrhea, or vaginosis are other diseases that can put you at higher
risk. The immune system is already compromised if you have a sexually transmitted disease.
Other increased risk factors are for hemophilia or had blood transfusions between 1977 and 1985. Any blood
product you were given before April of 1985 can put you at risk for developing HIV virus and AIDS. If you
share drug syringes and needles with other drug users, you raise the chances of getting the virus.
Did You Know?
Homeopathic treatments for patients with the early stages of HIV and for patients
with early stages of AIDS have been proven effective. Some homeopaths have been able to help
patients in advanced stages of AIDS but these are not considered a normal result. T
here are exceptions to this rule and some patients were given a better quality of
life after receiving homeopathic treatment. The use of conventional drugs takes a toll on the body
because of the many side effects. Conventional drugs can stop working if the virus becomes
resistant to those drugs.
An advantage to using homeopathic treatment is they can begin immediately when a
patient starts displaying symptoms of opportunistic infections. Homeopathy has a history for
success in treating infectious diseases. Many of the most fatal infections have successfully been
treated with homeopathic treatment. History shows patients treated with this natural therapy had
lower death rates from diseases like scarlet fever, pneumonia, typhoid, and cholera.
Hospitals, prisons, and insane asylums experienced high success rates in treating
patients with these diseases with homeopathic treatments. Homeopathic medicine is now being used to
treat viral infections in the world today.
At risk people should contact a doctor and seek counseling if they know they may be infected with the HIV
virus. If you know you are at a higher risk, you should be tested routinely for the HIV virus. Testing
doesn’t make you have the virus, but it can give you a step up and earlier treatment will prolong your life.
Many people fail to be tested because they are afraid of what they will find out, yet lives could be prolonged and
treatment started earlier if they have routine testing. Your life and the lives of those you love around you
depend on knowing if you are HIV positive or negative.
A private doctor, hospital, public health department or other public clinics can do testing. You may even be
tested by Planned Parenthood clinics. You need to choose the site you would feel the most comfortable being
tested in. Don’t let what other people might think discourage you from this important test if you know you
are at high risk for HIV and AIDS. Many clinics and public health departments will test you free and you can
receive counseling before and after the test is taken.
Patients using homeopathic medicine will normally develop a fever after taking the
Homeopaths agree the fever is a helpful part of the response to the medicine and
should not be suppressed.
Fever is a response to infection and using homeopathic treatment and medicines
encourage this body response.
You should be aware that all states and territories of the United States report positive HIV and
AIDS test results. This helps the government track the spread of the disease. You can still be assured
that your name will not be released to the federal government, employers, family members, and insurance
companies. Any name-based data is strictly confidential and some states are using codes instead of
names. You will likely need to give your name at some time if you test positive or ask for treatment, but you
will still be given anonymity.