CategoryAids/HIV

Cure for HIV

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HIV, or ‘human immunodeficiency virus’, is a serious virus that is most known for its role in causing AIDS – a condition that causes the progressive failure of the immune system and that leads to potentially threatening infections and cancers to occur. Often HIV and AIDS are used interchangeably for this reason, though technically the two are very different conditions. HIV is a very...

HIV Home Test Kit

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HIV (AKA the Human Immunodeficiency Virus), like all STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections) is a fairly embarrassing condition and one that many of us are afraid to face up to. A lot of us will therefore avoid seeing the doctor when we suspect that we may have HIV or something similar – while still knowing that it is vital to get diagnosed as soon as possible. Thus HIV ‘home test’...

HIV Rash – Symptoms, Description and Information

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HIV has long been difficult to diagnose with no consistent or obvious symptoms. However in some cases a rash will develop that can help indicate the existence of the HIV virus, while in others it may be the result of the drugs used to control the condition. In both these cases the rash is known as a ‘HIV rash’. Roughly 80% of HIV sufferers will get some kind of rash associated with their...

HIV Home Testing Kits

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HIV is known as Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It is a sexually transmitted disease and is highly contagious. It is a virus that can harm the body’s immune system. It is also the virus which causes AIDS. HIV symptoms may be similar to flu-like symptoms like fever, muscle pain or aches, rashes and swollen glands. These symptoms may appear in about four weeks of exposure to HIV. Anyone who has...

Famous People Who Died of Aids

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Rock Hudson (died 1985) – Rock Hudson was an American actor who starred in many films and several TV programmes. He was well renowned for his role in romantic comedies and as a romantic leading man (often acting opposite Doris Day), playing of his masculine looks. He was voted ‘Star of the Year’, ‘Favourite Leading Man’ and many other roles and completed around 70 films over four decades making...

AIDS, The Fear Epidemic

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The Fear Epidemic By any measure, AIDS is a frightening disease. It is physically devastating, incurable, and lethal. And it is spreading at a menacing pace. Fear and misconceptions about AIDS, however, have spread faster than the disease itself. Federal health officials stress that the AIDS virus has spread almost exclusively by three routes: by sexual intercourse, through blood contact...

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome: The Facts

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Introduction The first cases of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) were reported in the U.S. in June of 1981. The occurrence of the syndrome among homosexual men, intravenous (IV) drug abusers and, later, blood transfusion recipients and persons with hemophilia suggested a transmissible agent as the cause. In 1984, scientists identified a retrovirus, human immune deficiency virus (HIV)...

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