Tag: prevention

HIV and AIDS – explained in a simple way

We explain HIV and AIDS. The human immune system defends the body against illnesses all the time. It uses guards in the blood called T-cells to recognize any intruders and destroy them. But instead of attacking the body, the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, attacks those T-cells themselves. It turns them into copy machines to…

By Jose Scott February 21, 2020 19

The HIV and Viral Hepatitis Epidemic

Hepatitis B is spread in the same ways as HIV, only more so. It’s actually more infectious than HIV and so blood contact, sexual contact, mother to child transmission is only a magnified problem for Hepatitis B in comparison to HIV. The best thing that we have for Hepatitis B prevention is a vaccine and…

By Jose Scott February 13, 2020 0

STI screening as HIV prevention

>>Well in the United States there are about 19 million new sexually transmitted infections diagnosed every year. That is a huge number. We also recognize that sexually transmitted infections– namely gonorrhea, Chlamydia, herpes and syphilis can actually increase your risk of HIV. If you’re infected with an STI, we think it’s more likely that you…

By Jose Scott February 12, 2020 0

Staying Safe: Preventing HIV in the Mekong Region

Poipet, a city that lies between the boundary of Cambodia and Thailand. Located in northeast Cambodia, the city teems with people. It is home to many casinos which have lured Thai and Chinese tourists coming into the Cambodian city. Karaoke bars with entertainment workers have also mushroomed, catering to both locals and tourists. Amidst this…

By Jose Scott February 6, 2020 0

HIV/TB Co-Infection

Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death in people with HIV infection because number one it’s the most common HIV associated opportunistic disease, and secondly, if untreated it damages the lungs, renders people susceptible to other more disseminated forms of disease, and in the absence of treatment they don’t do well, and also very importantly,…

By Jose Scott February 1, 2020 2