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HIV / AIDS – A perspective

HIV / AIDS - A perspective By Mehjabeen Poonawala, Ph. D      AIDS is caused by the Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which damages the body’s defense system. People infected with HIV usually live for years without any signs of the disease. They may look and feel healthy, but they can still pass on the virus to others. HIV is a retrovirus with two primary types: HIV-1 and HIV-2. There are many strains of ...

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Early symptoms of HIV

Early symptoms of HIV ...

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How can HIV be transmitted?

How can HIV be transmitted? ...

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HIV testing

HIV testing ...

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Is the stigma attached to HIV discouraging testing?

According to AVERT, HIV- and AIDS-related stigma stems from the fact that HIV infection is associated with certain behaviors - such as homosexuality, prostitution and drug addiction - that are already frowned upon in many societies ...

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Florida Department of Health reminds residents to ‘DRAIN and COVER’

The Florida Department of Health reminds residents and visitors that it is important to “Drain and Cover” this National Mosquito Control Awareness Week ...

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Give Dad the gift of health for Father’s Day ...

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Hepatitis C: Raising awareness about a silent epidemic

Hepatitis C: Raising awareness about a silent epidemic ...

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New York wants to end the AIDS epidemic by 2020

New York wants to end the AIDS epidemic by 2020 ...

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