AIDS and HIV Information
 

Options If You Are HIV Positive

You may already know you are HIV positive or have developed AIDS.  What can you do to prolong your life and help you live it to the fullest?  Much depends on you and your personal attitude.  Scientists and researchers are still working on drugs that will stem the progress of the disease and help you be more comfortable during your fight.  There is no known cure for AIDS. 

 
 

If you have been diagnosed with HIV or AIDS, you should tell those people you come into intimate contact with.  They will need to know for their safety, and you will need the support and love of your family during the progression of your disease.  Safety should be your top concern.  The only way to protect others from being infected with HIV is to not expose them to blood, semen, or vaginal fluids.  If abstinence is not a choice, follow the rules for safe sex.  Use a condom every time you have vaginal, anal, or oral sex.  Don’t share sexual devices with another person and do not have unprotected sex with another HIV positive patient.  There is always the danger of passing on a drug-resistant form of the virus.

If you are sexually active, tell your partner you are HIV positive.  It is important to tell anyone you are sexually active with that you have tested positive for HIV.  Tell those you previously have had sex with so they may be tested and receive any medical care that is necessary.  They need to know so they don’t unknowingly infect others with the virus.

If your partner is pregnant, it is urgent she be told so steps can be taken to protect her and her unborn child.  This is important even if you are not the father.  She will need to have treatment and special care is needed when the baby is delivered.  Tell others that may need to know.  You are the only one who can decide if you should tell casual friends and family.  You do need to tell your healthcare providers.  This not only protects them, but also insures you will receive the proper and best possible medical care.  If you work in a job that you could experience an injury, your co-workers should always take precautions if they need to treat you.  

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



Do not share needles or syringes with other users if you use intravenous drugs.  Sharing needles and syringes is one cause of the rapid spread of the disease in the United States.  You should also not share razor blades, or tooth brushes.  There is a possibility they are contaminated with blood and the HIV virus can be transferred. 


Take your name off the donor list.  You should not donate organs, blood, or plasma.  You could infect a great number of people if you knowingly donate blood when you are HIV positive or have AIDS.

If you are pregnant, get medical help as soon as possible.  If your partner tells you they have tested positive for HIV, it is essential your doctor be told about this complication.  You can pass HIV on to your child.  If you receive treatment while you are pregnant you can cut your baby’s risk by two-thirds.

 

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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
Is There A Silver Lining in The Cloud of AIDS
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