HIV/AIDS

Symptoms and Diagnosis of Some STDs and Treatment

Nongonococcal Urethritis and Chlamydial Cervicitis Nongonococcal Urethritis and Chlamydial Cervicitis Nongonococcal urethritis and chlamydial cervicitis are sexually transmitted diseases usually caused by Chlamydia trachomatis or (in men) Ureaplasma urealyticum but occasionally by Trichomonas vaginalis or herpes simplex virus. These infections are called "nongonococcal" to indicate that they aren't caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the bacterium...

Symptoms of Syphilis

Image - Symptoms of Syphilis A puslike urethral discharge that may he yellowish, cloudy, green, white, or bloodstained. Frequent need to urinate. Burning sensation while urinating. Severe pelvic and lower abdominal pain. Constant Urge to Move Bowels (Anal Gonorrhea): nausea; vomiting, fever, chills. pain during intercourse. reddened, irritated tip of penis. severe sore throat; pain on swallowing (pharyngeal gonorrhea)....

Diet for STD/HIV/AIDS Patients

Diet for STD/HIV/AIDS Patients There is, as our readers well know, no nutritional regimen that can prevent STD/HIV/AIDs. But a dietary plan that can help avoid complications in afflicted patients such as Anorexia, Nausea/vomiting/diarrhoea/ulcers can be devised to help treatment and in convalescence. The normal diet has to be to be modified by concentrating on simple cooking methods, leaving out highly seasoned and spiced...

STDs: AIDS Is Not The Only Threat!

Concerns about AIDS in recent years have overshadowed other Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) that also have serious health consequences, including sterility, cancer or death. Some STDs can even make you more prone to the AIDS virus. Learn how to safeguard your health and recognize signs of an STD. Every year, 12 million Americans are infected with a sexually transmitted disease (STD). STD is...

HIV and Women

HIV and Women Women in East Asia are contracting HIV at a faster rate than in the rest of the world, and there's a worrying new trend in Thailand: men who have visited prostitutes are increasingly passing on the infection to their wives, the United Nations says. In many parts of the world, but particularly in Asia, more women than men are getting the disease because it has spread beyond the brothels where most...

Dentist's Syringe Can Spread AIDS

Dentist are not using disposable syringe. It may can spread disease like AIDS. Several days ago I went to a dentist to pick up a tooth. Dentist pick up my tooth with the syringe which was used for the previous patient, he did not change it. So plastic made disposable syringe or disposable needle have to introduce ( Which are cheap in price.) in the market that dentist can use it. Otherwise if an...

Good Nutrition for the HIV/AIDS Patient

There is still no cure for AIDS, nor is there a special diet for people infected with HIV, the human immune-deficiency virus that causes the disease. But good nutrition can help prevent or delay weight loss and other AIDS complications. Doctors often advise HIV-positive patients to consult a qualifed clinical dietitian, preferably while still healthy, to learn about sound nutrition. Asymptomatic...

Important Information on HIV/AIDS

People in every country of the world are affected by AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). HIV/AIDS is becoming more of a global crisis every day. At present, 40 million adults and children are living with HIV/AIDS, and at least 10.4 million children currently under the age of 15 have lost their mother or both parents to AIDS. The disease increasingly affects young people. Of the 5 million...

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Global HIV/AIDS Status

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is an infection by one of two viruses, HIV-1 and HIV-2. The HIV viruses progressively destroy some types of white blood cells called lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are an important part of the body's immune defenses. When lymphocytes are destroyed, the body becomes susceptible to attack by many other infectious organisms. Many of the complications of HIV...

Number of AIDS Orphans Expected to Double

The number of children orphaned by HIV-AIDS is expected to double to 25 million by the year 2010, according to a new report from UNICEF. Carol Bellamy, executive director of United Nations Children's Fund, said that HIV-AIDS has created an "orphan crisis." In the third decade of the epidemic, AIDS has become a family disease, not one that affects just individuals. She said children growing up...

Understanding - HIV/AIDS

Understanding - HIV/AIDS Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is an infection caused by one of the two viruses, HIV-1 and HIV-2. The HIV virus progressively destroy some type of white blood cells called lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are an important part of the body's immune defences. When lymphocytes are destroyed, the body becomes susceptible to attack by many other infections organisms. Many of the complication of...

Condom Breakage & AIDS - Low Odds, High Risk

Condom Breakage & AIDS - Low Odds, High Risk The incidence of condom breakage during vaginal intercourse has been estimated at around 1 percent, reports an article in the New England Journal of Medicine. Those are low odds of a disaster, especially when you consider the alternative: no condom and unprotected sex. Still, if your partner happens to be infected with AIDS and the condom breaks, you could die. In the overwhelming majority of...

Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV / AIDS: A Potential Threat to Child Survival

It is amazing, and humbling, to realize that in the late 1970s the human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) was spreading silently- unrecognized and unnoticed around the world. In the summer of S981, when AIDS was first recognized by the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States among five homosexual men in Los Angeles. Presently, HIV/ATDS is the greatest health crisis ever faced by the...

Pain in HIV/AIDS a Major Global Healthcare Problem

Pain in HIV/AIDS a Major Global Healthcare Problem HIV disease is a public health catastrophe of unprecedented magnitude in modern times "Despite increased funding, political commitment, and progress in expanding access to HIV treatment over the past two years, the AIDS epidemic continues to outpace the global response," according to UNAIDS in 2004. In 2004 more than five million people became infected with HIV, more than in any previous year,...

Guide for Improving Adherence to Drug Therapies

Since 1996, the standard treatment for HIV infection has moved from single and double drug therapies to therapies containing three or more anti HIV drugs, also known as Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy, or HAART. One of the main concerns of antiretroviral programs is to motivate clients to follow their complex drug regimen exactly as prescribed. Unless the therapy is adhered to at least 95...

Sexually Transmitted Diseases or STD

Sexually transmitted diseases are infections that are often, if not always, passed from person to person through sexual contact. Because sexual activity provides an easy opportunity for organisms to find new hosts, a wide variety of infectious micro-organisms can be spread by sexual contact. Most of the infectious agents that cause sexually transmitted disease are fairly easily inactivated when...

UNAIDS/WHO - HIV/AIDS Fact Sheet

HIV infection rates decreasing in several countries but global number of people living with HIV continues to rise. Increased HIV prevention and treatment efforts needed to slow and reverse AIDS epidemic, according to new UNAIDS/WHO report. There is new evidence that adult HIV infection rates have decreased in certain countries and that changes in behaviour to prevent infection-such as increased...

Management of HIV Positives & AIDS Patients

UN Secretary General (Former) Kafi Annan termed. HIV / AIDS I as more than a national problem because it is more than a health problem. His statement denotes the all important role of care and support HIV positives and AIDS patients (PHAs) need. Mr. Anan called for an approach transcending conventional health vision to draw our attention to modern concept of health. WHO defined that `health is a...

Prescribing Notes of HIV Infection

Although an optimum time to start antiretroviral therapy has not been established, the decision to treat is generally based on clinical symptoms and/or biological markers such as CD4 counts. The British HIV Association recommends that treatment should be initiated in patients before irreversible damage has been done to the immune system, i.e. CD4 counts above 350 cells/ml. Treatment should also...

What is a Retrovirus?

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus, which like many other viruses stores its genetic information as RNA rather than as DNA. When the virus enters a targeted host cell, it releases its RNA and an enzyme (reverse transcriptase), and then makes DNA using the viral RNA as a pattern. The viral DNA is then incorporated into the host cell DNA. This reverses the pat-tern of human...