There's a way to stay free from HIV-AIDS

Do safe sex
Do safe sex

Make sure your sex partner is clean

  • TO love and be loved is one basIc need of man.
  • Love finds fulfillment in sex.
  • Love is truly sweet when there is sex.
  • Love and sex must go hand in hand like the bow and the arrow.
  • However- love must not go unrestrained. So when you choose a partner for sex- choose one who is clean.
  • She or he must be free from sexually transmitted diseases.
  • If unsure- have him/her examined by a competent physician.
  • Don't take things for granted. Your future, happiness and most especially your health is at stake. Don't throw caution to the wind.
  • Who knows your sex partner to-be has the dreaded AIDS or HIV carrier.

Immune System
Immune System

Virus in HIV destroy the human immune system

The following lessons about AIDS are products of research which will provide you a working idea why you should avoid this disease:

  • WHAT IS AIDS? Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or AIDS for short is a disease that is caused by a virus.
  • First made public in 1981- AIDS through this virus damaged tissues.
  • It also increases vulnerability to many disorders- especially infections.
  • In other words, the human immune system is progressively destroyed by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

How's AIDS virus transmitted?

  • The virus is transmitted when a body fluid of an infected individual- blood, semen, vaginal secretions, breast milk, saliva, urine, tear, mother's womb and sweat- is absorbed into the blood stream of a healthy person.
  • However- the main infection source are the blood, sperm and vaginal secretions.
  • Research has confirmed that cases of AIDS can be tranmitted by monosexual as well as heterosexual intercourse, sharing of hypodermic needles and contaminated blood transfusions.

What does a body do upon entrance of an AIDS virus?

  • Upon entrance of a virus into the body- a healthy immune system produces a variety of fighter cells, which include the T-cell lymphocytes.
  • HIV invades T-cells and uses their genetic materials to multiply itself.
  • In time the virus destroys the T-cells, producing many new HIV particles in the process.
  • Eventually the immune system is overwhelmed by the infection and the person becomes increasingly susceptible to the infections and other diseases that conform to the AIDS complex.
  • From infection to full-blown AIDS takes an average of 10 years.
  • And throughout that span of time contact with body fluids from the person hosting the virus can spread the infection.

ELISA: HIV/AIDS Test Simulation
ELISA: HIV/AIDS Test Simulation

AIDS testers

  • The most common test for HIV is a blood analysis called ELISA short for enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.
  • ELISA test has an accuracy rate 95 to 99%.
  • If the result is repeatedly positive, WESTERN BLOT test is conducted to confirm.
  • The accuracy rate of both tests combined is more than 99.9%.

Magic Johnson at the DesignCare benefit; Malibu, California, July 27, 2013. Photograph by Tiffany Rose/WireImage/Getty / http://www.newyorker.com/
Magic Johnson at the DesignCare benefit; Malibu, California, July 27, 2013. Photograph by Tiffany Rose/WireImage/Getty / http://www.newyorker.com/

Still no cure for HIV- AIDS

  • There's no absolute cure for AIDS now, but the symptoms may be delayed.
  • That basketball great Magic Johnson has cured his HIV illness is a misperception.
  • If Magic Johnson appears to be in perfect health- it is because of the daily multi-drug cocktail that he's taking and perhaps the superb conditioning that came from playing up to 100 NBA games per year.
  • The newest and most effective AIDS drugs work by blocking protease- an enzyme needed by HIV to replicate itself.
  • Protease inhibitors which include Crixivan (indinavir), Norvir, (ritonavir) and Invirase (saquinavir) are taken several times a day along with other AIDS medications.
  • Missing even a few doses of a protease inhibitor can result in the emergence of drug-resistant HIV strains.
  • (Guide to Medical Cures and Treatments; AllRefer.com)

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