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Some Recent Advances In
The Fight Against AIDS

AIDS is a problem that first began to manifest itself around the world in the early eighties, and it is clearly not going to stop any time soon. There are more and more cases of AIDS diagnosed every day, and while there have been medical advancements made in the fight against AIDS, we still haven’t been able to successfully formulate any type of cure for the problem. We have been able to make life easier for individuals who have been diagnosed HIV-positive, and in this article, we’ll explain some of the advancements that have been made recently in the fight against AIDS.

One recent discovery that has been made on the topic of AIDS comes in regards to who is more susceptible to the disease. Research has recently confirmed that men who are circumcised run a much lower risk of becoming HIV positive during unprotected sex than men who are not circumsized. This is due to the fact that the foreskin is more susceptible to falling victim to the HIV virus than the rest of the tissue of the penis.

The results of several research studies showed that being circumcised can actually reduce the risk of infection by as much as sixty percent. This news is of immense merit to those in countries found in Africa in which circumcision isn’t a common practice but AIDS is a big problem. Doctors have always suspected that circumcision may lessen an individual’s risk of developing the disease, but they had no idea that the effect would be as great as it was found to be.

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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.



Another piece of news that may be particularly promising to patients with HIV involves, of all things, a type of medication used to treat herpes. The drug known as Valtrex which has been traditionally used to prevent herpes outbreaks from occurring has been clinically tested for its ability to keep the AIDS virus under control, and the results were shown to be quite promising.



Patients that received doses of Valtrex were found to have lower levels of occurrence for HIV viruses present in the genital tract. Also, the levels of HIV that were presnt in the bloodstream of the treated individuals were found to be much lower than those who received a placebo. Since there are less viruses present in the genital tract when an individual was taking the Valtrex, doctors believe that the drug could be of use when it comes to preventing passing the disease on to another individual via a sex act.

 

AIDS Facts

Keeping your body in the best physical shape and not putting yourself at risk, will help keep you from getting infected and developing AIDS.

Remain healthy, eat a healthy diet, exercise and get plenty of rest. If you know you are at risk, watch for the earliest signs and see a doctor immediately.



Patients that received doses of Valtrex were found to have lower levels of occurrence for HIV viruses present in the genital tract. Also, the levels of HIV that were presnt in the bloodstream of the treated individuals were found to be much lower than those who received a placebo. Since there are less viruses present in the genital tract when an individual was taking the Valtrex, doctors believe that the drug could be of use when it comes to preventing passing the disease on to another individual via a sex act.

 

 

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