Good news on the battle with HIV and Syphilis transmission between mother and baby

Good news on the battle with HIV and Syphilis transmission between mother and baby

Good news! Cuba eliminates Mother-to-child transmission of HIV and Syphilis   A report published today (1 July 2015) by BBC (British Broadcasting Corp) News has stated that Cuba has successfully eliminated transmission of HIV and Syphilis from mother-to-child (otherwise known as vertical transmission. Read more   The claims have been backed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and has been described as one of the ‘Greatest public health achievements possible’.   This hasn’t been an overnight revelation. It has taken many...

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Video on the HIV Window Period and Test Accuracy

HIV Window Period and Test Accuracy ” Hi, I’m Dr Tan from Dr Tan and Partners. Today we are going to talk about the HIV Window Period and the Accuracy of HIV tests. This has understandably caused a lot of confusion. The HIV Window Period is the time from when a person is infected with HIV to when our tests can tell us that he or she is infected with HIV. This means if a person who is infected does a test during this so called window period, the test will tell us he is NOT infected with HIV even though he is. This is called a false...

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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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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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Understanding Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD): A Guidebook to Better Sexual Health (Men) – free eBook

Understanding Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD): A Guidebook to Better Sexual Health (Men) Preview Download (free) “The aim of this book is to shed light onto how STIs affect men, and sexual health and their well-being. We hope to use this book as a guide to educate our readers on the symptoms of STIs. It is important to go for screening develop any symptoms. Being diagnosed and treated early helps prevent future complications. We always believe in promoting greater sexual health knowledge, so that the community at large can take charge...

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