AIDS Awareness Month

Hands up for #HIVprevention! This is our chance to become more aware towards this deadly virus and join hands to prevent it.

AIDS Awareness Month

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The HIV Guidelines Shift Focus From Care to Standard of Care

The globally-followed guidelines have changed the very nature of guidelines for the treatment of HIV. Clinical consensus among globally-followed guidelines means that the focus shifts from care to the standard of care, and to adding public health and quality of life.

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Women Fitness Join Hands In Fighting AIDS

Reflecting on efforts made by some celebrities to fight AIDS, in 1985, Elizabeth Taylor joined with a group of doctors and scientists to form the American Foundation for AIDS Research, or what is now commonly known as amfAR.

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Tai Chi Significant in the Healing Process of HIV

Studies indicate regular T'ai Chi practice may boost one's T-cell count. The relaxed forms of tai chi effectively oxygenate the body while moving blood and lymph throughout.

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Herbal Cures for HIV

Medicinal plants occupy an important position for being the paramount sources of the discovery of pharmacologically active compounds. Plants serve as a source of new drugs for treating diverse form of diseases including HIV/AIDS. According to Rate (2001), 25% of the drugs prescribed worldwide come from plants, one hundred and twenty one (121) such active compounds being in current use. Of the two hundred and fifty two (252) drugs considered as basic and essential by the WHO, 11% are exclusively of plant origin and a significant number are synthetic drugs obtained from natural precursors.

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Yoga For AIDS Patients

Yoga over the centuries has again and again been identified as a self healing technique. AIDS or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome is caused by a virus called HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV disease becomes AIDS when the immune system is seriously damaged.

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Updated Guidelines by the HIV Medicine Association

The HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) updated its 2009 guidelines regarding needed primary care interventions, including preventive measures, for persons with HIV infection.

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Nutritional Rules For HIV Patients

When infected with the HIV virus the body's defence system - the immune system - works harder to fight infection. This increases energy and nutrient requirements. Further infection and fever also increase the body's demand for food.

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How Safe Is Sex During Pregnancy?

26 November 2016

Sex in pregnancy is generally safe, with few complications, states a new primer for physicians to counsel patients wondering about sex in pregnancy, published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal, Feb, 2011). The primer is based on current evidence.

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Top 10 Myths About HIV And The Reality

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Many myths about HIV and AIDS have contributed to prejudice and stigma about the disease. Here are some of the most common.

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Testing For HIV

11 November 2016

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is an annual campaign produced by the National Association of People with AIDS (NAPWA-US) to encourage at-risk individuals to receive voluntary HIV counseling and testing.


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Breastfeeding And HIV Transmission

16 August 2016

A large study of mothers and children carried out in Zimbabwe lends further support to the view that it is probably better for mothers with HIV infection to breastfeed exclusively rather than engage in mixed feeding, as children exposed to a mixture of breastfeeding and other forms of feeding are more than four times as likely to have become infected with HIV at the age of six months when compared to infants exclusively breastfed.


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Choosing Contraception

18 June 2016

How can I decide which is the best method of contraception for me ? There is no ideal, totally reliable and convenient method of contraception. Finding the method that will work best for you depends on many factors.


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IUDs: Birth Control Option for Teenagers

 

In new guidelines, ACOG says IUDs and contraceptive implants should be considered "first-line" birth control options for teenagers. According to reports, 80 percent of teen pregnancies are unintended, and although most teens report having used some form of birth control, they adopt short-acting methods, like the birth control pill, patch, ring or shot.

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Top 10 Teenage Health Concerns

 

Teenage girls experience a variety of transformations. The increased proportion of body fat in early adolescence leads to a rise in preoccupation with body image. Mid-adolescence is associated with assertion of independence, when peer groups dominate social life and risk behaviors increase.

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AIDS Awareness Quiz

 

AIDS is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).