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I was looking into starting the HIV prevention medication PrEP?

I was looking into starting the HIV prevention medication PrEP?

Preventing HIV: This is a very good idea, according to experts who see HIV patients. You DEFINITELY do not want to contract that - it's a life changing infection with treatment but NO CURE. I've seen many lives ruined by it... There are bright spots though - and absolutely you should talk to your doc about all of it. You may need an ID doc or HIV specialist to put you on PrEP, since you need to be monitored on it ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Do you think HIV prevention intervention can protect adolescents and children?

Do you think HIV prevention intervention can protect adolescents and children?

Yes: They're a hard group to reach, because they do what they want to do. But prevention can work. The problem is that HIV education requires talking to adolescents candidly about sex, including homosexuality, something we haven't been very willing to do in our society. I once gave a talk to high school students about HIV and was told I could discuss anything except how it's transmitted! ...Read more

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Hiv prevention (Tip)

Hiv is now treated as a chronic ailment with a healthy life expectency if a person has regular care. ...See more

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Living with AIDS (Checklist)

Choose your doctor carefully
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Understand your disease in detail
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Be compliant and adhere to the parameters of your medications
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Keep your appointments regularly
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What are your views on HIV prevention in light of all that aids 2012 hoopla?

What are your views on HIV prevention in light of all that aids 2012 hoopla?

More than hoopla: We now know that treatment of hiv+ people virtually eliminates the risk of transmission. Hiv-negative people can prevent infection with condoms, but for those who don't use them consistently, we now have prep. There's no reason anyone should be getting infected these days, but we've got a long way to go before we stop this epidemic through prevention. ...Read more

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Is it hard to get hiv/aids prevention in rural us?

Is it hard to get hiv/aids prevention in rural us?

No: If you are on the internet, cdc, your department of health, randy white foundation, life foundation all have web sites. ...Read more

Dr. Irving Harper Dr. Harper
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Hiv prevention (Tip)

Average person infected with HIV in north america lives to the age of 63. Gay men: 77. ...See more

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Living with HIV (Checklist)

Find a doctor specializing in HIV treatment
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Lifestyel modification, less stress, eat healthy, exercise, condoms
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What are the indidcations for male circumcision for HIV prevention?

What are the indidcations for male circumcision for HIV prevention?

Research Is Favorabl: Actually, there is research in Africa that suggests circumcision lowers the risk of HIV and stds. This includes adult procedures. Obviously there are other preventative measures as listed in the other answers. ...Read more

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What is the name of a large, reputable hiv/aids prevention group working in africa?

Here are 3 websites: Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/hiv/aids_in_africa

standard wiki starting place

http://www. Avert. Org/hiv-aids-africa. Htm

this charity uses grassroots efforts to reach people because they tend to be less corrupt

http://www. Visionafrica. Org/va_hiv. Html

this is an example of a small effort I am personally helping, that the us government recognizes and funds, along with methodists. ...Read more

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Do free condoms work for hiv/aids prevention?

Do free condoms work for hiv/aids prevention?

Yes: Condoms and other forms of barrier protection (i.e. A dental dam) prevent transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases from one person to another. They must be use properly. If they break, then they have little benefit. Never use "two condoms" on top of one another. Free condoms work well, and are often identical to condoms you buy. ...Read more

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Help: free condoms for hiv/aids prevention events?

Help: free condoms for hiv/aids prevention events?

No: Never will happen, but I might wrong if a maker/makers of condom would give away free samples. ...Read more

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Suggest any ideas to create an hiv/aids prevention concept paper?

HIV Prevention: Plan: There are several immediate approaches to such a study or paper.

There are some significant trends with HIV infections today.

We see two groups of men getting HIV at elevated rates. First those men who have sex with men under age 21 have a frighteningly increased rate of infection today. And, those msm who are over 45. There is HIV fatigue here.
And, post-menopausal females are getting hiv! ...Read more

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Help me understand free condoms for hiv/aids prevention senior citizen events?

Help me understand free condoms for hiv/aids prevention senior citizen events?

VIAGRA (sildenafil): With the introduction of viagra, (sildenafil) more of our mature (older) population is again becoming sexuall active. Everyone needs to play safe:)! ...Read more

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Should women be celibate for aids prevention?

Should women be celibate for aids prevention?

I hope not.: Although not the only means of getting HIV infection, sex is a major route, but there are a variety of protective mechanisms. Many women I know have begun to carry their own condoms in order to be prepared if a new partner does not have any. Continued protection is essential until they are sure that their partner is free of disease and is monogamous. A difficult task. ...Read more

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Why isn't sex education and aids prevention taught more?

Complex: There are many in our communities who feel that organized sexual education interferes with their prerogatives as parents, and some that it intrudes on their religious beliefs. It has become extremely difficult to develop agreement on who should be tested, to say nothing of offering education. This is done commonly in many countries in europe, and explicit ads on tv are common. Not here. ...Read more

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Why isn't sex education for aids prevention taught more?

Why isn't sex education for aids prevention taught more?

Complex: There are many in our communities who feel that organized sexual education interferes with their prerogatives as parents, and some that it intrudes on their religious beliefs. It has become extremely difficult to develop agreement on who should be tested, to say nothing of offering education. This is done commonly in many countries in europe, and explicit ads on tv are common. Not here. ...Read more

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Has anyone thought about abstinance as an aids prevention method?

Has anyone thought about abstinance as an aids prevention method?

Of course: Of course people have thought about abstinance. The problem is that people aren't willing to abstain. It is unethical for me to push my morality upon them, my job is to help them stay safe even if they choose to engage in behaviors I don't like. ...Read more

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Has anyone thought about celibacy as the only aids prevention method?

Of course: Unlikely to get it without sex, but not many people maintain strict celibacy. ...Read more

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Can someone please give me some websites with informative information on aids prevention in africa?

Here are 3 websites: Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/hiv/aids_in_africa

standard wiki starting place

http://www. Avert. Org/hiv-aids-africa. Htm

this charity uses grassroots efforts to reach people because they tend to be less corrupt

http://www. Visionafrica. Org/va_hiv. Html

this is an example of a small effort I am personally helping, that the us government recognizes and funds, along with methodists. ...Read more

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Why isn't aids prevention taught more?

Good question: Aids prevention should be taught more... But this involves a discussion of very sensitive topics -- sex, drug use etc. Most folks are very uncomfortable discussing these topics and this is especially challenging with children or teens. ...Read more

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Which are the different ways for aids prevention?

Multiple: Short of becoming celibate
1. Choose sexual partners carefully and before actively engaging in activities, undergo mutual testing.
2. Avoid promiscuity and multiple partners.
3. Maintain universal protection through condom usage.
4. Avoid illicit drug use, needle sharing or other risky activities
on a society level, make sure all infected persons are treated aggressively to maintain low viral load. ...Read more

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Slogans on aids prevention. Annoy me. Why do we care about disease they bring on themselves?

Because we're human: So if you get a heart attack someday from spending too much time on the couch eating potato chips, should we not care about you, either? Most diseases of the developed world are at least partly self-inflicted. Your kind of thinking is rarely applied consistently to all of them. Examine your prejudices. ...Read more

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Should women be circumcised for aids prevention?

Should women be circumcised for aids prevention?

No, No, No: Female circumcision is genital mutilation and banned in all civilized countries. It involves ampuating the clitoris. Some women have clitoral hood trimmed, usually to enhance clitoral sensation, but this is not female circumcision. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more