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Is it really possible to get infected with HIV by your Dentist?

Are there any proven cases of HIV infection by Dentists? Yesterday (July 2015), breaking news in Sydney reported that “up to 12,000 people” were asked to got for HIV and Hepatitis testing after it was revealed that the dental practices they received treatment at were under investigation for “poor hygiene practices.” Apparently, the dentists were using “poor cleaning and sterilisation techniques.” Of course, one of the dentists claimed that the complaint was made by a patient whom he had an argument with and wanted to put him out of...

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Good news on the battle with HIV and Syphilis transmission between mother and baby

Good news! Cuba eliminates Mother-to-child transmission of HIV and Syphilis   A report published today (1 July 2015) by BBC (British Broadcasting Corp) News has stated that Cuba has successfully eliminated transmission of HIV and Syphilis from mother-to-child (otherwise known as vertical transmission. Read more The claims have been backed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and has been described as one of the ‘Greatest public health achievements possible’. This hasn’t been an overnight revelation. It has taken many years of research...

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Video on the HIV Window Period and Test Accuracy

HIV Window Period and Test Accuracy Today we are going to talk about the HIV Window Period and the Accuracy of HIV tests. This has understandably caused a lot of confusion. The HIV Window Period is the time from when a person is infected with HIV to when our tests can tell us that he or she is infected with HIV. This means if a person who is infected does a test during this so-called window period, the test will tell us he is NOT infected with HIV even though he is. This is called a false negative test. Also Read: HIV Test & HIV Post...

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Health Advice for Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia

The annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia is amongst the largest mass gatherings in the world. It draws about 3 million Muslims from around the world. Each year, more than a thousand Muslims from Singapore make the pilgrimage. Umrah is a similar pilgrimage that many Muslims take during the month of Ramadan. Here are some tips to help keep you safe and healthy during your pilgrimage. Before your trip, ensure that your vaccines are up-to-date. The Meningitis Vaccine is mandatory if you are travelling to Saudi Arabia to take part...

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Video on Causes and Treatments of Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile Dysfunction: Causes and Treatments Impotence or Erectile Dysfunction (ED) affects people from all walks of life. It does not only affect the man, but also their partners. Erectile dysfunction is the inability to maintain an erection firm enough to perform sexual intercourse. There are many causes including psychological factors such as stress and anxiety, chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure and diabetes, poor lifestyle such as smoking and lack of exercise, certain medications, as well as hormone imbalance like low...

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