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A Co-Worker Is HIV Infected

A Co-Worker Is HIV Infected Learning that someone you work with has HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, should not be alarming. Many at your work site may react with fear, and others may feel helpless and not know what to do. Knowing more about HIV will help everyone feel more comfortable. Here are the facts. HIV is NOT transmitted through casual contact such as: A Co-Worker Is HIV Infected holding hands or hugging sneezing or coughing insect bites or […]

HIV Information

Aids: The Latest News AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is a disease caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Most people who are infected with HIV eventually develop AIDS. There may be a small percentage of people with HIV who will never develop AIDS. When people develop AIDS, their immune systems are slowly destroyed. People with AIDS get diseases called opportunistic diseases or infections. The weakened immune system no longer can provide protection for these diseases. HIV Information […]

Hiv/Aids: In The Global Community

Hiv/Aids: In The Global Community Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a global problem. In 1996, the World Health Organization reported that there were 21 million cases of HIV infection around the world. As many as 40 to 60 million cases are expected by the year 2000. So many people are infected with HIV, that it is considered a world-wide epidemic. Hiv/Aids: In The Global Community     Although many think of HIV as an infection of gays and IV drug […]

Hiv/Aids: Myths And Misconceptions

Hiv/Aids: Myths And Misconceptions In the past, people have had good reason to be afraid of “catching” diseases. Although they had many explanations about why people became ill and died, they did not know what caused a disease, or how to avoid it. Now, we have the benefit of science to provide us with answers. We now know how to prevent HIV infection. However, myths and misconception, continue to develop. Hiv/Aids: Myths And Misconceptions Some common myths regarding how you […]

Introduction – HIV AIDS

Introduction – HIV AIDS In 1980, no one knew about Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Now almost everyone is aware. Still, many people do not know how HIV is transmitted, and who is at risk for infection. Nearly one million people are HIV infected in the United States. About 10% of these have AIDS. AIDS is the disease caused by infection with HIV.         It takes an average of 11 years before someone […]

MINORITIES AND HIV

MINORITIES AND HIV Anyone who is sexually active, regardless of age, sex, race, or sexual orientation, is at risk for AIDS. Minority populations are especially at risk. AIDS cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control in the United States for minorities are: African-American, one out of every three. Hispanic, one out of every six. The rates among Native Americans, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders are still low, but it is feared that these numbers will rise as well. Why […]

Testing For The Aids Virus

Deciding to get tested for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is not an easy decision. However, a person can have HIV without showing any signs. There is no way to know, without testing, if a person is infected.   HIV is passed to others by:   direct intimate contact with body fluids, such as blood, vaginal secretions, or semen an HIV-infected mother to her baby during pregnancy having sexual intercourse without a latex or plastic condom with an HIV-positive […]