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HIV/AIDS Infection Transmission and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Infection Transmission and Prevention

Articles on HIV-AIDS How does HIV infect the body? HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is spread through contact with genital fluids or blood of an infected person. The spread of HIV can occur when these secretions come in contact with tissues such as those lining the vagina, anal area, mouth, eyes (the mucus membranes), or with […]

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When should you start HIV medication?

When should you start HIV medication?

How do doctors treat HIV infections? First, there is no evidence that people infected with HIV can be cured by the currently available therapies, although research related to curing people of infection is underway. In general, those who are treated for years and are repeatedly found to have no virus in their blood by standard […]

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HIV/AIDS Facts: What Is HIV?

HIV/AIDS Facts: What Is HIV?

What are signs and symptoms of HIV infection and AIDS in men, women, and children? The time from HIV infection to the development of AIDS varies. Rarely, some individuals develop complications of HIV that define AIDS within one year, while others remain completely asymptomatic after as many as 20 years from the time of infection. […]

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What Are the Side Effects of HIV Medications?

What Are the Side Effects of HIV Medications?

What are the side effects of NRTIs? Most NRTIs can cause mild nausea and loose stools. In general, these symptoms resolve with time. ZDV (zidovudine) has been associated with decreased production of blood cells by the bone marrow, most often causing anemia, and occasionally hyperpigmentation (most often of the nails). D4T (stavudine) can damage nerves […]

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HIV Medications List and Drug Charts

HIV Medications List and Drug Charts

What drugs treat HIV/AIDS? A cocktail of several antiviral drugs is usually used to control HIV infections. Though the original HIV/AIDS pandemic that started in the 1980s killed millions, multiple drugs regimens have since made HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) a chronic illness rather than an immediately terminal one. HIV/AIDS is an incurable disease primarily transmitted […]

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People With Depression Are Turning to Pot for Relief: Study

People With Depression Are Turning to Pot for Relief: Study

Latest Depression News By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People suffering from depression are often desperate for anything to break them out of their debilitating mood disorder. But in their misery, many might be turning to a risky solution that’s likely to make their condition even worse — marijuana. People […]

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Can You Get the Cold and Flu at the Same Time?

Can You Get the Cold and Flu at the Same Time?

Latest Cold and Flu News By Adam Townsend on 12/18/2019 3:59 PM Source: MedicineNet Health News Getting a cold and the flu at the same time is possible. And while it sounds awful, it hardly ever happens, according to a new study from the UK. Rhinoviruses that cause colds and influenza viruses that cause flu […]

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Does masturbation cause acne?

Does masturbation cause acne?

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. There are many misconceptions about masturbation. A lack of research into its long-term effects may contribute to some of these misapprehensions. Both masturbation and acne relate to hormonal changes, but is there a link between the […]

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Having trouble sleeping: What to know

Having trouble sleeping: What to know

Sleeping difficulty refers to difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, or waking up too early. Low quality sleep and a lack of sleep can both negatively affect a person’s health. Chronic sleep loss can even lead to headaches, excessive fatigue, and cognitive impairments. Sleeping difficulties may occur due to lifestyle factors, poor sleep hygiene, or […]

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What can you do to reduce fibroid pain?

What can you do to reduce fibroid pain?

Many people with uterine fibroids have no symptoms, but others may experience pain and abnormal vaginal bleeding. For some people living with fibroids, the pain is intense enough to interfere with daily life. Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths that form inside the uterus. They can grow quite large and cause pain and pressure. Fibroid pain […]