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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 the disease. 

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. 

 

AIDS Facts

Patients using homeopathic medicine will normally develop a fever after taking the medication.

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.

 

 

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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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Keeping Yourself AIDS Free
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