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Protection – Save Yourself!

It is frightening how many people still think they are not vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. A few weeks back I met up with someone who’s partner was diagnosed HIV+ twenty years ago. They have unprotected sex. Am I missing something or is this person being irresposible. It is like playing ‘Russian Roulette’ just a matter of more »

 
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Resistance and Adherence to antiretroviral medications

There are more than 25 antiretroviral (ARV) medications currently available and numerous potential combinations or treatment regimens. Once you find a treatment regimen that is right for you the tough part begins – making sure it keeps working. Two major factors that can affect the success of your treatment are adherence and resistance. Adherence refers more »

 
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Public Speaking – SASOHN

I will meet and speak to the SASOHN members at Alpha Pharm – Brickfield Rd on Tuesday 8th March 2011 from 12h30 and look forward to an interesting afternoon in their company. Please share: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to more »

 
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Speaking engagements

SASOHN – South African Society of Occupational Health Nursing. Will have confirmation on Monday as to whether I will be addressing these members,at very short notice I might add. Tuesday lunch time, which means the noon appointment will have to either be brought forward or postponed. Things are looking up! Please share: Bookmark on Delicious more »

 
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Combating stigma, isolation, stereotypes, and discrimination.

 Cindy says; The topic is targeted at the health care professionals, however it should also be applied to the public, without your effort, and acceptance the health care professional’s job is pointless. What is your take on this matter? Combating stigma, isolation, stereotypes, and discrimination. By showing, their own support and responsibility to care for more »

 
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Boosting Body’s Immune Response May Hold Key to HIV Cure

110203124730.htm ScienceDaily (Feb. 4, 2011) — Australian scientists have successfully cleared a HIV-like infection from mice by boosting the function of cells vital to the immune response. A team led by Dr Marc Pellegrini from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute showed that a cell signaling hormone called interleukin-7 (IL-7) reinvigorates the immune response to more »

 
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AID My Journey

Published on 14 February, 2011 by in Book

Snippet 3 On numerous occasions, chased out of my own home, walking barefoot for 5km on hot tar to safety, ending up with massive blisters under my feet of which I still have the calluses to prove it. The lesson learned here, always wear shoes! Then, would you believe it, married him and stayed in more »

 
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FAQ about HIV & AIDS – What do you think?

1. Antiretroviral treatment is a cure for AIDS? Y/N 2. Getting AIDS means you are going to die? Y/N 3. Are Weight loss, diarrhoea, shingles and swollen glands symptoms of HIV? Y/N 4. Is it possible to know that a person is HIV positive if he/she gets tested immediately after exposure to the virus? Y/N more »

 
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If a person tests negative for HIV, is the person safe?

Not necessarily. A person can be infected with HIV and test negative for up to six months from the time of infection. This “window period” means the person should take a second test after six months to be completely sure that they don’t have HIV, particularly if the person has engaged in high-risk behaviours. Please more »

 
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AID My Journey ……2

Published on 30 January, 2011 by in Book

Snippet 2 I went directly to the GP in charge of Blaine, had her immediate superior called up as well as the offending Poison Dwarf, who to this day has only been moved elsewhere as far as I know but where to I have not bothered to find out. At the time however there was more »

 
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