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Facts about AIDS, HIV and the test

Health Education Authority.

Facts about AIDS, HIV and the test

by Health Education Authority.

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Published by Health Education Authority in London .
Written in English


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StatementHealth Education Authority.
The Physical Object
Pagination13p. ;
Number of Pages13
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18561914M
ISBN 100752106007

  The history of HIV/AIDS is a long and complicated one. There are many conflicting details in its story, and each life touched by the virus has a complicated and beautiful story of their own.   The vast majority of people living with HIV are in low- and middle-income countries. An estimated million people were newly infected with the virus in An estimated 39 million people have died from AIDS-related causes so far, including million in 4. According to figures, an estimated million children are living with HIV.

Dr. Anthony Fauci has led research on AIDS since the early s. As the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), he pioneered AIDS treatment protocols and he. And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic is a book by San Francisco Chronicle journalist Randy book chronicles the discovery and spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) with a special emphasis on government indifference and political infighting—specifically in the United States—to .

The Facts What is AIDS? AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, a pattern of devastating infections caused by the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, which attacks and destroys certain white blood cells that are essential to the body's immune system. When HIV infects a cell, it combines with that cell's.   What Is HIV? HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks cells that help the body fight infection, making a person more vulnerable to other infections and is spread by contact with certain bodily fluids of a person with HIV, most commonly during unprotected sex (sex without a condom or HIV medicine to prevent or treat HIV), or through sharing injection drug equipment.


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Facts about AIDS, HIV and the test by Health Education Authority. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Fact sheets about HIV/AIDS treatment information, the prevention of mother-to-child transmission, and HIV treatment side effects. All the fact sheets are written specifically for patients in easy to read language. A small community known as AIDS Denialism claims that the HIV/AIDS is a conspiracy.

While most scientists reject their arguments, the government of South Africa officially adopted the stance from Their denial of HIV/AIDS led to hundreds of. HIV/AIDS - The Facts and the Fiction describes the rather incestuous nature of viral research utilizing primates in the United States, along with a description of HIV's American relatives - a group of well-characterized pathogenic viruses commonly found in ungulates (hoofed animals), such as goats, horses, sheep, and cattle.5/5(2).

AIDS is the disease caused by the damage that HIV does to your immune system. You have AIDS when you get dangerous infections or have a super low number of CD4 cells. AIDS is the most serious stage of HIV, and it leads to death over time.

Without treatment, it usually takes about 10 years for someone with HIV to develop AIDS. Some HIV tests take weeks to get results from a lab. Other tests called “rapid HIV tests” can give results in about 20 minutes.

You can get tested at places like a doctor’s office. Newer HIV tests identify the virus itself and a marker on the virus called p24 antigen. 3 These tests can detect HIV infection much earlier than previous tests.

A follow-up test to confirm the results also can determine the strain of HIV infection you may have. Learn more about HIV testing. Fact: HIV cannot be cured. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first rapid HIV diagnostic test kit in November The test kit allowed hospitals to provide results with percent accuracy in.

Basic information about HIV and AIDS, including information on the virus, its origins, symptoms, and testing. Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options Skip directly to A-Z link Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV Infection and AIDS: Get the Facts Summary This lesson plan is designed for middle school biology or life science classes and introduces human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and (acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) as a public health problem, including its modes of transmission, treatment, and prevention.

I start the book back in Randy’s time,but take it past when Randy was no longer alive and show how here, at last, were all of these discoveries which were changing the face of HIV/Aids in wealthy countries.

We had the International HIV/Aids Conference in Vancouver in There were some 8, HIV/Aids specialists there. 11 Facts About HIV and AIDS in the US. About million people in the US are living with HIV. Something went wrong. Try refreshing the page - it may work the second time. If not, we've already noted the problem & will try to fix it as soon as possible.

HIV/AIDS Basics Read this overview to get a better understanding of HIV and AIDS. Myths and Facts About Living With HIV/AIDS From treatment options to information on symptoms, see what's fact and.

What your children should know about HIV and AIDS. Teach your children the facts about HIV and AIDS, including how HIV is not spread (see previous section) and the following. Young children will not be able to understand all of the information, but they should know.

To never touch anyone else's blood. AIDS Update: The Latest Facts About HIV and AIDS comes with a valuable Teacher Resource book which could easily be used by students who view the on their own. Both the video and binder would make an important addition to any library collection, but especially to school libraries.

HIV-1 is the most common human immunodeficiency virus; HIV-2 is found mostly in western Africa. - Blood tests to detect HIV are October - In his book, "The Origins of AIDS.

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that causes AIDS. A member of a group of viruses called retroviruses, HIV infects. HIV is a virus, and AIDS is the condition the virus may cause.

An HIV infection doesn’t necessarily progress to stage 3. In fact, many people with HIV live for years without developing AIDS. Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir, Paul Monette () One of very few AIDS best sellers, ever.

Monette’s memoir may at times feel gushy, but for many it has stood the test of time. HIV is a blood-borne virus, a member of the Retroviridae family that can be transmitted by sexual intercourse, intravenous drug materials contaminated by the virus, mother-to-child during birth or breastfeeding and cause immunodeficiency in the person infected.

Diagnosis is done by having a positive lab test for is no cure for HIV; but antiretroviral treatment can control the virus. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). While there is no cure for HIV, early diagnosis and treatment are very effective at keeping people healthy.

In addition, there are things you can do to prevent getting HIV. HIV/AIDS — The Facts and the Fiction is a seminal work granting new comprehension. HIV/AIDS — The Facts and the Fiction and its companion book, HIV/AIDS in South Africa — The Facts and the Fiction, have powerful implications for HIV/AIDS funding, research prerogatives, strategies for diagnosis, and global health care interventions.4 hours ago  Not direct relationship but both are sexually transmitted diseases and one worsens the other.

Hiv-4th generation test which tests both antibodies and p24 antigen. After 4 months of exposure if negative is reasonably reliable meet venereologist or md physician.Most HIV AIDS patients do not have great access to care, treatment and prevention.

Facts about AIDS and HIV Infection 8: male and female with HIV AIDS. Based on the data infemale patients were fewer than the male patients. There were 26 percent females and 74 percent of males diagnosed with HIV AIDS in