Palabra clave ‘HIV’

Antiretroviral Drugs Dramatically Reduce Risk of Passing HIV to Healthy Partners

sábado, julio 16th, 2011

When one partner in a couple is infected with HIV and the other is not, treatment with antiretroviral drugs can dramatically lower the chances of the infected partner passing along the disease to his or her mate, a new evidence review finds.


Top 10 most outrageous sex myths

miércoles, julio 13th, 2011
Top 10 most outrageous sex myths…


Positively False – Birth of a Heresy

martes, julio 12th, 2011

Positively False – Birth of a Heresy traces the challenge over the past 25 years to the scientific orthodoxy which maintains that HIV is the cause of AIDS. Joan Shenton reaches back to 1987 through her extensive archive of broadcast and non-broadcast video material and combines it with current footage.


Anal sex HIV risk misunderstood among heterosexuals

martes, junio 21st, 2011

Vaginal sex, thigh sex, even armpit sex – people have sex in lots of ways, but in heterosexual anal sex, HIV prevention programming is silent about the high risk of infection that goes with it, and people may have mistaken this silence for safety.


SOUTH AFRICA: Nonqaba Jacobs, “She says it’s from Satan that you are positive”

lunes, junio 20th, 2011

Nonqaba Jacobs, 28, comes from a rural community outside East London; both parents were HIV-positive and she tested positive in 2004. In 2005 she moved to Khayelitsha, near Cape Town, where she found treatment and attitudes towards HIV to be a world away from what she experienced in the Eastern Cape. These days she is doing well, but is worried about her mother, who has gone off her antiretrovirals in favour of “faith healing” at the Christ Embassy church.


First man ‘functionally cured’ of HIV

lunes, junio 13th, 2011

Since HIV was discovered 30 years ago this week, 30 million people have died from the disease, and it continues to spread at the rate of 7,000 people per day globally, the UN says.


Genital Herpes – CDC Fact Sheet

viernes, junio 3rd, 2011

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV-1) or type 2 (HSV-2). Most genital herpes is caused by HSV-2. Most individuals have no or only minimal signs or symptoms from HSV-1 or HSV-2 infection. When signs do occur, they typically appear as one or more blisters on or around the genitals or rectum. The blisters break, leaving tender ulcers (sores) that may take two to four weeks to heal the first time they occur. Typically, another outbreak can appear weeks or months after the first, but it almost always is less severe and shorter than the first outbreak. Although the infection can stay in the body indefinitely, the number of outbreaks tends to decrease over a period of years.


Virtual Hospital to HIV-positive patients

viernes, mayo 27th, 2011

A ‘Virtual Hospital’ that provides a comprehensive package of HIV care is a safe and feasible option for chronically HIV-infected people whose condition is stable, a Spanish study published in the online journal PLoS ONE suggests.


WHO Exposing misclassified HIV/AIDS deaths in South Africa

lunes, mayo 16th, 2011

To quantify the deaths from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) that are misattributed to other causes in South Africa’s death registration data and to adjust for this bias.


South Africa: no longer embarrassed over AIDS

viernes, mayo 13th, 2011

Cape Town’s former Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu said Tuesday that South Africa has changed its AIDS policy and no longer should be ashamed of its policies to combat the epidemic.