The Facts about HIV
1.2 million Americans are living with HIV. However, only in 5 know about their condition. There are over 50,000 new HIV infections every year. Flu-like symptoms may occur a month after infection. These include rapid weight loss, fever, diarrhea and soreness. However, they can be mild enough to go unnoticed.
10 Things to Know about HIV
The National Association of people with AIDS and the CDC launched the first HIV Testing Day in 1995. Seventeen years later, HIV testing day is more relevant than ever. Take some time to learn about HIV/AIDS and get tested.
We can end HIV
May people in Africa have never seen a clock or a watch their entire lives. And if you say, ‘One o’clock in the afternoon, ‘they do not know what you are talking about.” USAID administrator Andrew Natsios, explaining why the U.S. shouldn’t waste money on antiretroviral theray for Africans because they wouldn’t take the drugs properly, 2001.
Finding the cure for AIDS
With the recent findings of stem cell transplant being a highly possible cure for HIV, there is new hope for the 34 million people in the world living with HIV.HIV is a lentivirus that attack the immune system.
Recent Progress in the Fight Against HIV AIDS
In just the first decade following its discovery, HIV/AIDS developed from early unknown to the single greatest cause of death for young Americans. Though significant strides have been made since that time, it continues to threaten populations worldwide. How has modern medicine contributed in recent years?