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AIDS/HIV: Most Popular Articles

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10 Condom Mistakes You Should Never Make
To better avoid getting or transmitting HIV, it’s important not only to use condoms consistently, but to avoid common mistakes that often occur.
Think You Might Have Shingles? Here's What to...
It may start as a tingling sensation. Later the pain gets severe and you notice blisters. Are you having shingles symptoms? People with HIV commonly experience shingles symptoms. Is the pain and blisters you have shingles symptoms?
How Long Can I Live After Getting HIV?
Studies show that 20-year-old HIV-positive person on antiretroviral therapy in the U.S. can now expect to live into their early 70s.
Understanding the Different Stages of HIV
While HIV provides the opportunity for infections to develop, the symptoms are generally the result of a specific opportunistic infection.
10 Common Symptoms of HIV
While many people who get HIV infected show few or no signs or symptoms, there are HIV symptoms that sometimes appear. What are HIV symptoms? What are HIV signs and symptoms?
What Are the Early Signs of an HIV Infection?
In the early acute stages of an HIV infection, 40% or more of people will develop flu-like symptoms within 7-14 days of an exposure.
Are You Sexually Active? You May Have Had This...
There are millions of cases of urethritis each year around the world. This infection can strike anyone who is sexually active. What exactly is urethritis and how does it spread from person to person? How can it be treated?
What Is HAART for HIV?
The key to a long life with HIV is HAART, the HIV medications that changed the lives of all those affected and infected with HIV. The glossary definition of HAART explains just what HIV medications are about.
Bad Morning Breath? It May Be From This Infection
Oral thrush is a common condition in those people living with HIV and AIDS. What is thrush and what can be done about it?
Signs and Symptoms of HIV - About.com
Understanding the signs and symptoms of HIV allows us to proactively treat (and even avoid) certain infections well before they occur.
What Are HIV Night Sweats?
For those living with HIV, night sweats can be one of the most annoying HIV symptoms. What are night sweats and what can be done to help? Here are the facts about one of the most annoying HIV symptoms..
What Is HIV/AIDS?
AIDS is not a disease, but rather the stage of HIV infection in which the body’s immune system is compromised, making it vulnerable to opportunistic infections.
How Long Does HIV Live Outside the Human Body?
Can you get HIV from blood on a counter top or floor? Can I get HIV from dried blood? Studies have shown HIV does not survive well outside the human body
Are You at Risk for Contracting HIV?
Everyone wants to know if they are at risk for HIV infection. HIV infections can affect anyone; not just those with the infections. Do the behaviors in which you engage increase your risk of HIV infection or other infections? What is your risk for HIV infection or for that matter sexually transmitted infections?
What to Do When the Condom Breaks
Condom breaks do occur. What should you do if the condom breaks?
Read About the Silent Killer in Men With HIV
Men who have sex with men are at risk for a silent killer; anal cancer. What are the dangers of anal cancer in men who have sex with men? What are the symptoms of rectal cancer?
Why CD4 T-Cells Are Important for People With HIV
CD4 cells are specialized cells that are a part of our immune system. What are CD4 cells and why are they important to those people living with HIV?
The History of the Condom
Condoms, where did they come from? The history of condoms is interesting. This condom history will show you where your condoms have come from.
How to Tell If You Have an HIV Infection
How do I know if I have HIV? Am I HIV infected? What are the signs and symptoms of HIV? This guide will show you how to determine if you do have HIV.
How Often Do False Negative and False Positive...
Current generation HIV tests are considered extremely accurate. The blood-based HIV ELISA has a sensitivity and specificity of over 99%.
Complete List of Approved HIV Drugs
Today, there are 27 individual antiretroviral agents and eight fixed dosed combination (FDC) drugs comprised of two or more of different HIV drugs.
The Truth About HIV and Oral Sex
Is there a connection between HIV and oral sex? There is a commonly held belief among lay people that oral sex carries no risk. In fact, some consider oral sex a safer sex alternative. But the truth is, like any other sexual activity, oral sex carries a risk of transmitting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. What are the risks of oral sex?
Considering Viagra? Here's What You Should Know
We've all heard of Viagra. The wonder pill that treats erectile dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction or impotence as it is often called, affects men of all ages. There was a time when treatments were few and success of treatment was rare. That was before the little blue pill - that was before Viagra.
Understanding Absolute CD4 Count and CD4...
CD4 percentage and absolute CD4 counts are difficult concepts. This article will help you better understand absolute CD4 and CD4 percentage.
How to Prevent and Treat C. Diff.
Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, can be a serious gastrointestinal infection that causes severe diarrhea. Here is your guide to C. diff.
Should You Worry About Swollen Lymph Nodes and...
What is lymphadenopathy and how is it related to HIV. Are swollen lymph nodes necessarily lymphoma?
Do You Know About This Common but Potentially...
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases in the United States. What do men and women need to know about HPV? Knowing a few simple facts can protect you from infection and even save your life.
What Does a Complete Blood Count Tell Us About...
There are many lab tests commonly used in people with HIV. In addition to the HIV test, one of the HIV lab tests your doctor will often draw is a complete blood count or CBC. What exactly is a Complete Blood Count and how is it used along with the HIV test and HIV testing?
Learn About the Causes of Rectal Pain
One common mens-health issue is rectal pain. Rectal pain can occur for many reasons from the not so serious to the very serious. What are the causes of rectal pain and how should we address the problem as part of our mens-health program?
What You Should Know About CD4 Counts and HIV
Your doctor regularly measures CD4 count. What are CD4 cells? What are T-cells? Why are they so important?
Is HIV Expensive? Your Guide to Medication Costs
The cost of HIV medications can be huge. Not taking them can even be more costly for your health. How much do HIV medicines cost? Here is a guide that shows the monthly cost of HIV medications.
The Acute HIV Symptoms You Should Know
Recognizing acute HIV syndrome is not always easy. During the time of seroconversion, patients can exhibit the signs of acute hiv syndrome. This guide will help recognize acute HIV syndrome.
The Easy-to-Understand Definition of HIV
What is HIV you ask? We hear about HIV all the time but what is HIV? The answer to that question is more complex than you think. What is HIV; let's find out.
The History of HIV
Knowing where you have been helps you to choose the right path to where you want to go. The history of HIV helps scientists, medical professionals, and patients alike understand the disease and find better ways to fight it. This article examines the history of HIV.
Is Rapid HIV Testing Right for You?
HIV testing can take a couple different forms. There is the conventional blood test you get at any hospital or clinic that offers HIV testing. There is also rapid HIV testing; testing that uses a simple mouth swab to get your results to you in as little as 15 minutes. What are your HIV testing options? Is the rapid HIV test and rapid HIV testing for you?
What Are My HIV Testing Options?
The CDC recommends a new strategy for HIV testing using 4th generation combination assays able to detect both HIV antibodies and antigens.
When Should You Get Your HIV Test?
After a possible exposure, people ask me,
Is It Possible to Test HIV Negative But Really...
HIV testing is the key to slowing the HIV epidemic. Is it possible for your test to be HIV negative but you still be HIV positive? You may be surprised at the answer.
Suboxone and Opiate Drug Detox
There is hope for people with opiate dependence and addiction. Suboxone is a drug that has been approved to be used as part of an opiate detox and recovery program. Here is a Subxone fact sheet.
Thinking of Having Unprotected Sex? Read This...
Before you have unprotected sex you should look at these facts. Unsafe sex carries a multitude of risks. These are just a few.
The Top 8 HIV Related Movies
A collection of some of the best HIV related movies. Movie reviews of the best HIV/AIDS related movies.
Top 20 HIV/AIDS Charities of 2013
When it comes to selecting a worthy HIV/AIDS charity, start first by following the money. Here's a list of the charities that will best use your donation.
How to Break the Cycle of Infections With HIV
Staying healthy means breaking the cycle of infection. Simply put, preventing infections before they start is the best way to live a long healthy life.
The Truth About Suboxone for Opiate Addiction
HIV and substance abuse are common companions. Specifically, opiate addiction and the misuse of Vicodin, Oxycontin, or Heroin can make HIV treatment much more difficult. There is hope; the use of Suboxone for opiate addiction.
Can I Get HIV from Oral Sex?
Generally speaking, oral sex—whether oral-penile, oral-vaginal, or oral-anal—is not considered to be an efficient route of HIV transmission.
The Facts About Kaposi's Sarcoma
At the beginning of the epidemic, Kaposis Sarcoma was the face of HIV. KS as it is sometimes called is less common in this age of HIV medication. But HIV and Kaposis Sarcoma still walk hand in hand in some patients.
Understanding AIDS Phobia
The fear of being HIV infected is understandable. After all it's a chronic disease that stays with you for life. But what happens when that fear is unfounded. Despite your negative HIV tests the fear that you have been HIV infected practically paralyzes you. It's AIDS phobia and it's absolutely real.
How is HIV passed from one person to another?
How is HIV spread from one person to another?
Top Tips for Safe Oral Sex
Oral sex can be safe if performed using a few precautions. How to perform safer oral sex.
Understanding the HIV Life Cycle
Once infected, HIV replication begins and the HIV life cycle goes unchecked until diagnosis and treatment. Understand the HIV life cycle and understand HIV replication.
Your Essential Guide to HIV Testing and Diagnosis
There are a number of tests used in the detection, treatment and management of HIV, ranging from rapid in-home saliva tests to genetic assays used to tailor therapy.
A Simple Way to Measure the Health of Your Liver
Liver function tests are important, given the impact HIV medications can have on liver function.
"Where did HIV come from?"
There is debate about the origin of HIV. In fact it may not be totally clear where HIV came from. Where did HIV come from? What is the history of HIV?
HIV and Depression
Depression affects 10 million Americans each year. It's estimated that 1 in 4 adults will have at least one depressive episode in their lifetime. HIV and depression often go hand in hand. This feature talks about depression, depression treatment, and the connection between HIV and depression.
Kidney Disease
Studies show that about 30 percent of all HIV infected people have some sort of kidney function abnormality. HIV and kidney disease is a common combination.
What Is My Personal Risk of HIV?
Whether you are HIV-positive or HIV-negative, risk reduction strategies help you avoid infection and transmitting the virus to others.
Learn About This Common Skin Infection for HIV+...
A common skin infection in people with HIV. These infected hair follicles can occur anywhere on the body there is hair. What to do if you have it.
Understanding the Tuberculosis Skin Test
With the emergence of HIV there has been a new emergence of Tuberculosis - TB. Because of that fact, it is important to test all HIV positive people for TB. Tuberculosis testing is necessary because of the potential dangers of undetected TB infection. Let's look at the Tuberculosis Skin Test - the PPD.
Top Tips on How to Deal With an HIV Rash
An HIV rash is a very common HIV symptoms and can also be related to medications. Here are some quick tips on dealing with an HIV rash.
What People With HIV Can Do About Sinus...
While 30% of all people suffer from sinusitis at least once each year, people living with HIV seem to have more frequent and more severe bouts. Why do HIV and sinus infections seem to be common companions?
Universal Precautions
What are universal precautions and why are they important.
Everything You Need to Know About Your Immune...
Your immune system is the body's natural defense against illness. What are the parts of the immune system? How does each part work to protect the body from infection. Learn how the immune system works and you'll better understand HIV and AIDS.
Top 10 Things Everyone Should Know About HIV
HIV information is the most important way to stay healthy. Understanding your disease gives you the power to particpate in your care planning. What ten things should everyone know about hiv/aids? Is HIV the same as AIDS? How to get an HIV test? How to tell someone you have HIV. These ten things are what everyone needs to know about hiv and aids.
The Critical Ways That HIV Changes Your Body
How does HIV make you sick? What does HIV do to your body? Why do HIV symptoms and AIDS symptoms occur in the first place?
The (Real) Reasons Why People Don't Use Condoms
Condoms are the cornerstone of safer sex and have reduced HIV infections worldwide. So why then do only 65% of men use condoms on a regular basis?
"Can HIV transmission occur during casual...
HIV transmission occurs in many ways. Sexual transmission is the most common. What kind of contact between two people offers an HIV risk? Does HIV transmission occur during casual contactsuch as shaking hands, hugging, using a toilet, or drinking from the same glass?
How Long Before HIV Becomes AIDS?
Left untreated HIV progression to AIDS will occur. How long does it take for HIV to Progress to AIDS?
Learn About HIV-2, the Less Common Cousin of...
We hear so much talk about HIV we assume there is only one type of HIV. Actually, the HIV we talk about most is HIV-1. There is a second, less common strain called HIV-2. What is HIV-2?
HIV Around the World - South Africa
HIV around the world takes you to South Africa. AIDS in Africa is raging out of control. Some call it the new apartheid.
Conditions That HIV Can Cause in Your Mouth
HIV impacts the entire body including your oral health. Your oral health is an important part of staying healthy. This article looks at HIV and how it can affect your oral health.
Proper Condom Use
Condoms are very effective in preventing STDs and HIV when they are used correctly. Learn how to use a condom the right way.
What Are the AIDS Defining Illnesses?
What are the AIDS defining illnesses? There are approximately 29 illnesses that are said to be AIDS defining.
Opportunistic Infections
The body fights infection with its immune system. HIV weakens the immune system, making the body susceptible to other infections. Those infections are called opportunistic infections.
Peripheral Neuropathy
Some people with HIV/AIDS describe it as a burning sensation. Others say that it's like a thousand hot needles poking the feet and hands. These are peripheral neuropathy symptoms. Peripheral neuropathy can be an uncomfortable, very annoying, and sometimes a crippling condition. What causes this problem and what can be done about it?
Updated CDC Guidelines: Faster Detection of HIV...
On June 27, 2014, the CDC recommended the use of 4th generation combination tests able to detect HIV up to four weeks earlier than antibody tests.
How Many People Die from AIDS?
I heard that when you get AIDS you will die. Are people still dying from AIDS? How many AIDS deaths occur each year?
How to Plan for a Pregnancy When You're HIV...
Pregnancy and HIV are common in today's world. Years ago when a woman was HIV positive she gave up any hope of having a family. Now HIV and pregnancy can co-exist without problems. If you are HIV+ and family planning, this article will educate you about HIV and pregnancy.
HIV and Coronary Artery Disease
Recent studies have shown that some HIV medications can increase the risk of having a heart attack. What HIV medications increase the risk of a heart attack.
Sleep Problems and HIV
Studies show sleep problems in HIV begin early after diagnosis or before a diagnosis is made and continue throughout the stages of HIV disease.
Your Guide to Understanding Hepatitis
Hepatitis is a liver inflammation caused by many factors. It is a serious disease that is deadly in HIV patients. Here are some basic hepatitis facts.
HIV Reinfection and Positive Prevention
HIV reinfection can be a problem if precautions are not taken. Safer sex in the form of positive prevention is the key.
HIV Prevention: A 7-Step Plan to Reduce HIV Risk
HIV prevention is about more than just rules. It's about creating a lifelong framework by which protect yourself and others from HIV.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Guide
Sexually transmitted diseases are among the most common causes of illness in the world. Syphilis is at epidemic proportions in many areas; transmitted from person to person sexually. Are HIV and Syphilis related or connected? Find out with this feature filled with facts about sexually transmitted diseases and the symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases.
Should You Get the Flu Shot?
It's that time of year once again; flu shot time. Everywhere you go you are probably hearing about the flu shot. But who should get the flu shot? Should people with HIV get the flu shot? This feature discusses who should be vaccinated.
Trichomoniasis Signs and Symptoms
This feature talks about the signs and symptoms of trichomoniasis. Understanding the signs and symptoms of trichomoniasis allows for earlier diagnosis and treatment.
What to Know Before Returning to Work With HIV
Returning to work after an HIV diagnosis can be a very stressful event. But not so long ago, working with HIV was not possible given that fact that most people were diagnosed very late. Here's some information about HIV in the workplace.
Must-Know Methods of HIV and AIDS Prevention
The cornerstone of AIDS prevention is condom use. Condoms do prevent HIV and STDs and therefore must be an essential part of AIDS prevention. Condoms are an important part of STD, HIV, and AIDS prevention.
Treating HIV Exposure
HIV post-exposure prophylaxis are the medications given to treat an HIV exposure. Treating an HIV exposure is done to reduce the risk of HIV infection after exposure. HIV post-exposure prophylaxis has been shown to decrease the chance of HIV infection after an occupational exposure.
Dating with HIV and AIDS
Dating with HIV can be scary at first, but with the right information and precautions, HIV and dating will be as safe and rewarding as dating between people without HIV. Here is a feature that details precautions taken with HIV dating.
State and Metropolitan Statistics
Here are the most current state and metropolitan AIDS statistics.
HIV and Sperm Washing
HIV and pregnancy is no longer just a dream. There are options that will help you to have the family you dreamed of and prevent HIV transmission at the same time. Sperm washing is one such option. Read this article about HIV and sperm washing.
What Does a CD4 Count and Viral Load Mean?
A CD4 count and viral load test are performed to determine the status of a person's immune system and the level of HIV in the body.
Top 10 HIV and AIDS Myths
There are many HIV and AIDS myths out there. HIV and AIDS myths are dangerous and contribute to prejudice and stigma. Let's dispel the HIV and AIDS myths with this list of the top ten HIV and AIDS related myths.
Dealing with Diarrhea
Diarrhea can be a life threatening problem if not treated correctly and rapidly. It's one of the most annoying HIV symptoms. Here are some diarrhea cures that can help.
Are HIV Positive People Disabled People?
Some consider people living with HIV as disabled people. Is AIDS HIV a disability? Many people would say no. Many living with HIV would say they are disabled people. According to the definition of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the answer is yes, HIV is a disability and legally, people living with HIV are considered disabled people.
The Complete Vicodin Fact Sheet
Used appropriately, Vicodin is a very effective pain reliever for those suffering from moderate to severe pain. However, when abused, Vicodin can be dangerous. What are the dangers of Vicodin use?
What Should I Do If I Think I Have Been Exposed...
In the event of accidental exposure to HIV, there are medications that can reduce the risk of infection called Post-Exposure Prophylaxis or PEP.
Update on HIV and Life Expectancy in 2014
Can the use of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) increase life expectancy rates? Experts Dennis Sifris, MD, and James Myhre weigh in.
Testosterone Replacement
Testosterone is a male hormone that regulates many physiological processes in men. Low testosterone levels is a common problem in men, especially those living with HIV. Testosterone replacement may be necessary but know the facts about testosterone before beginning replacement.
Finding a Doctor
Finding a doctor is the first step after being diagnosed with HIV. HIV is a complex disease that requires specially trained physicians; HIV specialists to deliver the complex care necessary to live a long healthy life. What is the key to finding the right doctor? What is the key to finding an HIV specialist?
Top 5 Reasons to Get HIV Tested
HIV testing is the key to slowing the epidemic. Why should we get HIV tested? There are many reasons but here are my top five.
The Big Risks of Oral Sex
Teens are engaing in oral sex more often than intercourse. Oral sex carries a risk for both HIV infection and other sexually transmitted diseases.
Are HIV and AIDS the Same Thing?
What is the difference between HIV and AIDS? Is HIV and AIDS the same thing?
What is Marinol?
I've heard it called the marijuana pill. Actually it's Marinol, a drug used to treat nausea, vomiting and poor appetite. While it has a synthetic form of the active ingredient in marijuana I think dubbing it the marijuana pill is not entirely accurate. What is Marinol and how is it used in the HIV positive patient.
Five Reasons to Discuss HIV with Your Teenager...
Nearly one in four new HIV infections occur in youth aged 13-24, and the rate has continued to rise every year despite decreases in other age groups.
The Risks of Breastfeeding
What are the risks of breastfeeding when living with certain medical conditions such as HIV, Hepatitis B & C, and herpes? Page 3.
Tuberculosis Guide - A Guide to TB and the TB...
Tuberculosis or TB as it is often referred to is a serious illness that is killing people around the world. TB is diagnosed with a simple TB test. This guide to tuberculosis will detail the TB problem and why it is a danger to people with HIV. For people living with HIV, understanding TB is a must and getting a TB test is essential.
HIV Privacy and the Health Insurance Portabilit...
The HIPAA Privacy Rule is meant to ensure that, among other things, a patient's medical records are not shared without his or her expressed consent.
HIV Viral Load - What Is It And Why Is It...
The HIV viral load is another measurement of the status of your HIV infection. It measures the amount of active HIV in your blood.
AIDS Deaths During The Epidemic
How many people have died of AIDS? How many deaths have been due to AIDS since the start of the epidemic?
Overweight and HIV Positive?
Obesity is a societal problem that only seems to be getting worse. Over the past few years, obesity has even affected HIV positive people. HIV and obesity is becoming more common all the time. This article addresses those who are over weight and HIV positive.
HIV Information
Get all the HIV information you need with this comprehensive HIV/AIDS fact sheet. The best place to start is the beginning - HIV 101 - basic HIV information at your fingertips.
What are the Symptoms of STD's?
Am I infected with a sexually transmitted disease? What are the symptoms of STD's? If you think you have signs of STDs get STD tested.
Deciphering Your Routine Blood Tests - HIV/AIDS
Routine blood tests are just as important to understand in the proper management of HIV infection as your CD4 count and viral load.
Understanding the HIV Virus - An HIV Refresher
HIV is a complex disease caused by the HIV virus. Understanding HIV will help you stay healthier longer. Knowledge is power, and never has that been more true than when dealing with HIV. Here are some common HIV related questions with easy to understand answers.
How Close Are We to a Functional Cure for HIV?
The functional cure is an evidence-based hypothesis by which HIV may be kept in check to undetectable levels without the use of chronic medications.
What is AIDS and What Causes It?
There is a question I have heard hundreds of times; what is AIDS. So what is AIDS and how does it differ from HIV?
Prophylaxis - Definition - HIV/AIDS
Prophylaxis medications can be used to either prevent either the acquisition or transmission of HIV, or the development of opportunistic infections.
The HIV Life Cycle
The HIV life cycle is a series of cellular changes that results in new HIV reproduction. Here is a step by step illustration of the HIV life cycle.
Your Guide to Understanding Chlamydia
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are among the most common causes of illness in the world. Chlamydia is one of many sexually transmitted diseases. Like other STDs, having chlamydia puts you at an additional risk for HIV infection.
Smoking Cessation for People with HIV
Under the Affordable Care Act, private insurance created after March 23, 2010 must offer free smoking cessation interventions.
Your Essential Guide to HIV Therapy
With the introduction of newer, more effective antiretroviral drugs, health panels around the world are updating their HIV treatment recommendations.
Lipodystrophy - The Problem of Fat Redistribution
Lipodystrophy is one of the side effects of HIV medications, where fat is redistributed to the neck and back. Is there any lipodystrophy treatment?
What Is HIV Seroconversion?
Your body produces antibodies to HIV in hopes of fighting off that infectious virus. In other words HIV seroconversion has occured.
The QuantiFERON-TB Gold
There is a new blood test for tuberculosis and it may someday replace the traditional PPD or TB Skin Test. It is called the QuantiFERON-TB Gold.
HIV Travel Restrictions
These are the HIV travel restrictions for those countries A-C. HIV Testing Requirements for Entry into Foreign Countries
Senior Citizens and HIV Over 50
Our senior citizens have to deal with declining health everyday. But one disease few senior citizens worry about is HIV. In fact HIV and senior citizens are seldom talked about in the same breath. What is the relationship between HIV and the older adult. What is the state of HIV over 50.
HIV Blood Tests - Serum Electrolytes
Serum electrolytes are substances that circulate in the blood and control such things as cardiac function and muscle contraction. Serum electrolytes are part of the typical HIV blood tests.
Can I get HIV from kissing?
Is kissing a risky behavior? Does kissing put me at risk for HIV?
"Can I Get HIV from Vaginal Sex?"
HIV transmission can occur in several ways. Can HIV transmission occur via vaginal sex? Yes you can get HIV from vaginal sex. Get the facts.
Lactic Acidosis
Lactic Acidosis is a concerning and potentially fatal illness. What is HIV Lactic Acidosis and what can be done about it?
Guidelines for Starting HIV Therapy in Adults
The Department of Health and Human Services released updated guidelines for the initiation and use of antiretrovirals in adults infected with HIV.
HIV and Barebacking
Barebacking is considered by some to be a rite of passage. HIV and barebacking have been linked. Deliberate HIV infection is happening much too frequently and HIV conversion parties are part of some sub-cultures. How is HIV and barebacking related?
Opportunistic Infections - Fungal Infections
People with HIV must be aware of opportunistic infections. Fungal opportunistic infections can occur in people living with HIV. Here is a guide to some of the most common fungal opportunistic infections.
Syphilis Signs and Symptoms
Syphilis is at epidemic proportions in many areas; transmitted from person to person sexually. Are HIV and Syphilis related or connected? What are syphilis signs and symptoms?
What Activities Are of High Risk and Low Risk...
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What Activities are Riskiest?
What are the riskiest activities when it comes to HIV transmission and infection?
The Immune Response
Learn what parts make up the immune system and how the immune system works with this two part series. Understand the immune system and you will understand HIV.
The Impact of HIV on Women
Women are uniquely affected by HIV. What is the impact of HIV on women. What are the challenges faced by women living with HIV.
How Long Can HIV Live Outside of the Body?
Under specific conditions, HIV can survive outside of body for hours, days and even weeks. But does this mean that there is a real risk of infection?
A Guide to Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC)
Learn about this potentially serious opportunistic infection, Mycobacterium avium complex; commonly known as MAC.
Can I get HIV from performing oral sex?
Can HIV be transmitted by way of oral sex? What is the HIV risk of oral sex? The answer is found here in this HIV transmission faq.
Lipodystrophy and HIV
As HIV patients live longer, long term effects of medications have become more evident. One such problem is lipodystrophy. Let's look at HIV and lipodystrophy.
Having an Electrocardiogram
The incidence of heart disease in people living with HIV is not so uncommon. One way to assess the health of your heart is by an EKG. The EKG, sometimes called an ECG or electrocardiogram, is sometimes needed in order to diagnose a problem or to assure the health of your heart prior to a procedure.
The Facts About HIV and Male Circumcision
Randomized controlled trials in Africa have shown that male circumcision can reduce the risk of HIV transmission in men by 51% to 60%.
Your Complete Guide to PCP Infections
PCP or pneumocystis pneumonia is one of the most serious opportunistic infections. Caused by the fungus Pneumocystis jiroveci, PCP can be fatal if not treated.
Symptoms of Genital Herpes
There are several types of herpes. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the herpes simplex viruses type I(HSV-1) and type II (HSV-2). With herpes genital health is compromised.
"Can I get HIV infected if my boyfriend doesn't...
Male to female HIV transmission can occur even if there is no male ejaculation. In fact the HIV transmission risk is significant anytime there is unsafe sex. What is the HIV risk without ejaculation.
Walk in My Shoes - Living with HIV
Come walk in my shoes. Get a glimpse of what it is like to be living with HIV.
Who Should Get an HIV Test (and When)?
In April 2013, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that all persons between the ages of 15 and 65 be given a one-time HIV test.
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