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HIV Prevention

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that destroys your immune system, causing life-threatening infections and cancers, therefore leading to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). It has been about 30 years since HIV was discovered as the cause of AIDS. Back in the days when HIV/AIDS was first discovered, it was a total mystery. No one knew how it happened and no treatment was available. It was basically a death sentence, and people died within weeks or months after being diagnosed. We have come a long way since then. People...

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Video on HIV Signs and Symptoms

HIV Signs and Symptoms HIV symptoms vary depending on individual and stage of disease. Acute Retroviral Syndrome – ARS 2 to 4 weeks after initial HIV infection a person may start developing symptoms. This is called acute retroviral syndrome or ARS. Common symptoms of ARS include fever, swollen glands, sore throat, rash, fatigue, body pains and headache. You should not assume you have HIV if you have any of these symptoms. These symptoms can be also caused by other illnesses. Conversely, not everyone who is infected with HIV develops...

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Video on HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis PEP

  What is HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)? In this video, Dr Sii will discuss HIV Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP). PEP are medicines given to a person after a high risk HIV exposure to minimize the risk of him/her getting infected with HIV. Common high risk HIV exposure scenarios include having unprotected sex with a casual partner or sex worker, or condom breaks or slips. PEP has to be started within 72 hours after the exposure. It is up to 99% effective in preventing a HIV infection. Most people tolerate the treatment very well...

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Can you get HIV from sharing a nasal spray?

I recently answered a question on Quora which I found interesting so am sharing it here. Question: Can you get HIV from sharing a nasal spray with a co-worker, even if you covered it with toilet paper before using it? I was suffering from a sinus headache, and a guy I worked with offered me to use nasal spray. I wasn’t sure, so I wiped it down and even covered it with toilet paper before sticking it in my nose. I then sprayed it. I do have some HIV-related anxiety, and I since wonder if I put myself at risk for HIV since I...

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A quick breakdown on how HIV can be transmitted.

This topic aims to show ways in which HIV can and cannot be transmitted. It ties in with a recently published topic found here http://www.drtanandpartners.com/how-does-hiv-enter-the-body/.   This topic will be split into 3 parts; Definite ways of HIV transmission, theoretical ways of transmission, and no way of transmission.   Bear in mind that in order for HIV to be transmitted fluid from a positive person has to come into contact with the negative person. Semen and blood hold high loads of the virus but saliva and vaginal fluid...

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How does HIV enter the body?

It is common knowledge that unprotected sex with a HIV +ve person puts you at risk of getting infected with HIV. But have you ever wondered how the HIV virus actually gets into your body? This article discusses the various ways the sneaky HIV virus dodges and avoids your natural defences to cause an infection. It is a war story. Your mucosal membranes are like the beaches of Omaha lined with fences, trenches, mines and guns. Big guns. But the HIV virus are many, and they are determine to breach the beach. This is how it plays out.  The...

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