The primary role of the panel is to contribute to the production of clinical guidelines and patient information leaflets concerning sexually transmitted infections and other sexual health problems.This ensures that the guidance and information produced by BASHH are highly relevant to patient needs, easily understood and written in language respectful to patients. The International Journal of STD & AIDS provides a clinically oriented forum for investigating and treating sexually transmissible infections, HIV and AIDS.In this video, Rae shares wisdom from a long life with HIV/AIDS, especially for those who've just found out they're HIV positive. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that destroys the body's CD4 immune cells, which help fight disease. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.
UNAIDS figures show that in the year 2007 the death toll was 2.1 million [Sharlip, 2008]. 60 million have been infected with HIV (13,000 each day, i.e., one every 7 seconds; 2.7 million in 2007).I had unprotected sex a few times but every year the test came back negative. " I Realize How Much Has Changed, but I'm Still Really Scared.(A recent post by Still Searching on the "I Just Tested Positive" board) "I simply couldn't believe the doctors when they told me I could still live a normal life and that I didn't need to worry.With the right medications, you can have HIV for years or decades without HIV progressing to AIDS. AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is diagnosed when you have HIV as well as certain opportunistic infections or your CD4 cell count drops below 200. You can't catch or spread HIV from hugging someone, using the same towel, or sharing the same glass. However, you can acquire the disease from having unprotected sex, sharing needles, or getting a tattoo from unsterilized equipment. Because of the HIV drugs that are now available, the truth is that many people can live for decades with HIV and have a normal or near-normal life span.