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How does HIV enter the body?

It is common knowledge that unprotected sex with a HIV +ve person puts you at risk of getting infected with HIV. But have you ever wondered how the HIV virus actually gets into your body? This article discusses the various ways the sneaky HIV virus dodges and avoids your natural defences to cause an infection. It is a war story. Your mucosal membranes are like the beaches of Omaha lined with fences, trenches, mines and guns. Big guns. But the HIV virus are many, and they are determine to breach the beach. This is how it plays out.  The...

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Understanding Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD): A Guidebook to Better Sexual Health (Women) – free eBook

Understanding Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD): A Guidebook to Better Sexual Health (Women) Preview Download (free) “The aims of this book is to shed light onto how STIs or STDs affect women and their sexual health and well-being. We hope to use this book as a guide to educate our readers on the importance of early STD screening.  My doctors and I encourage female patients to discuss their problems fully without ignoring even the minutest discomfort as there are several STD infections that do not show any obvious symptoms.  Hence,...

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How to visit Singapore if you are HIV +ve

Singapore has strict anti-HIV laws. Update: From 1st April 2015, the travel ban on HIV +ve people visiting Singapore has been lifted. Now, anyone who is HIV +ve can visit Singapore as a tourist or for medical treatment just like any other tourist. There is no longer a need for special visas or applications. However, the ban on HIV +ve people getting Work Permits, Employment Passes, becoming a Permanent Resident or Citizen still exists. Anyone who is HIV +ve is not allowed to visit Singapore. However, tourists and individuals coming in on...

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Understanding HIV & AIDS: A Guidebook to HIV and AIDS Prevention – free eBook

Understanding HIV and AIDS: A Guidebook to HIV and AIDS Prevention Preview Download (free) “While running a clinic that is part of the MOH Anonymous HIV Screening Program, it is inevitable that I end up conducting a fair bit of HIV screening. In the course of my work I have noticed the rising rates of people contracting HIV. That’s is why my we decided to publish this eBook to help the community at large to understand more about the importance of HIV screening and HIV treatment. With more awareness people can take...

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HIV Treatment

HIV treatment basically consists of taking tablets – Antiretroviral Therapy (ART). The trick is to determine which tablets you need to take and when you need to take them. Aside from taking tablets to control the HIV infection directly, HIV treatment also consists of monitoring for and treating any opportunistic infections (i.e. infections that happen when the patient’s immune system is weak) and taking care of the patient’s general health and well being. In this article, we will concentrate on the medicines used to treat HIV...

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HIV Cure

Is there a cure for HIV? The answer is YES! Except there is one big caveat: you have to live to 120 years old! Let me explain. We currently have a lot of medicines used to treat HIV. They work in a variety of ways. Some block the HIV virus from entering the cell. Some stop the HIV virus from copying itself. Some block the HIV virus from joining with our cell’s DNA. All these things achieve one common goal. They interrupt the HIV life cycle so that it cannot reproduce and infect other cells. Our immune system then comes in and kills whatever...

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