Indicators of HIV Infection | AIDS Symptoms

Posted by ONLINE on Sunday, October 27, 2013

If you recently engaged in high-risk behavior, the best way to confirm HIV infection is to get an HIV test. Get tested for your own sake and for the sake of others: HIV is highly infectious in the early stages. The body hasn't produced antibodies to HIV yet so an antibody test may not pick it up. There are, however, some symptoms that can indicate you are HIV-positive. You may experience flu-like symptoms known as acute retroviral syndrome (ARS). A mild fever, about 102 degrees F, is one of the first signs of ARS. The fever is usually accompanied by other mild symptoms such as fatigue, swollen lymph glands, sore throat and headache. 

Indicators of HIV Infection

  • Fatigue is another symptom of HIV. It is caused by the inflammatory response generated by the immune system. Fatigue is both an early and later sign of HIV. My friend Terry started worrying about her health when she suddenly got out of breath before covering her daily three miles walk. She had tested HIV positive two decades earlier.
  • Achy muscles and joint pains are usually mistaken for flue or other viral infections, syphilis or hepatitis but are actually signs of HIV as are swollen lymph nodes. Lymph nodes constitute your body's system of immunity and will get inflamed when HIV is present. Many of them are found around the armpit, groin, and neck area.
  • Skin rashes can occur early or late in the course of infection. These are typically boil-like with itchy pink areas on the arms. Rashes can also appear on the trunk of the body. 
  • Short- term nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, according to Dr. Malvestutto, affects 30% to 60% of people in the early stages of HIV. They can also occur as a result of antiretroviral therapy or as opportunistic infections. 
  • Weight loss is the result of a depleted immune system. It is an indicator of a more advanced illness. The patient loses a lot of weight even when they feed well. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, one is considered to have wasting syndrome if they lose 10% or more of their body weight and have suffered from diarrhea and fever for more than one month. 
  • Prolonged dry Cough is an early sign but can also be experienced by very ill patients. These can presage serious opportunistic infections such as Pneumocystis, pneumonia (PCP) cytomegalovirus, a type of herpes virus; and yeast infections such as thrush. Night sweats and nails changes such as clubbing, splitting or discoloration (black or brown horizontal or vertical lines). This is often due to fungal infections. Yeast infections such as mouth thrush caused by Candida also occur in the later stages of HIV. 
  • Confusion or difficulty concentrating is a sign of HIV- related dementia and may be accompanied by memory and behavioral problems. Cold sores (oral herpes) or genital herpes can be a sign of both ARS and HIV infection. Other symptoms of HIV include numbness and tingling in the hands; weakness and menstrual irregularities.
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Earn Good Part-time Income by writing Articles on Health.

Posted by ONLINE on Monday, July 1, 2013

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If you have a good knowledge of English article writing. People will experience in Healthcare article writing will be given preference.

Why you should write?

It can become good source for your part-time income.

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  • Send a sample article on any health care topic to
  • Your article should not be copied from any website or magazine.
  • I we like your article, we will contact you on your email address with new titles and also decide the price on per article basis.
There are limited openings for Article Writers. So apply soon 
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Effects of Rape on a Woman's / Girl’s Health

Posted by ONLINE on Monday, December 31, 2012

Rape is most bad incident that can ever happen to a girl or woman. It disturbs the the victim both mentally and physically. Primary effects of rape are just some physical symptoms and in long run victim might get some psychological disorder.

Some primary effects of rape on a girl or women are:

  • Vaginal or Anal Bleeding due to forced intercourse.

  • Urinary Infections

  • Pregnancy (2 to 4% rape case may result in pregnancy)

  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs): AIDS is the most well known STD. If the man was suffering from AIDS then he might transmit the virus. The transmission rate is even higher if the victim is a teenage girl.

The effects listed above are just some effects on the body and some of them might be cured (if its not AIDS), but there are some long term psychological effects on the mind of the victim which can’t be healed so easily. Here are some of these effects:

  • Suicide: It is well known fact around the world that some girls and women commit suicide after being raped. It occurs because they don’t have courage to face the shame after this inhuman act.

  • Self Blame: In this situation the victim blames herself for being a prey. She feels that she should have shown some courage or should have changed the sequence of events that lead her to that situation. This effect might be for a short term and might remain for a long period of time.

  • The feeling of shame might result into anger, aggression, lack of motivation and lack of empathy.

  • Hypoactive sexual desire disorder: It is a psychological disorder in the victim due to which she feels no desire for sex.

Most of the rape cases around the world remain unreported due to feeling of shame in the victims or due to the fear that the culprits might harm her again. We should ensure safety and security of women in our society and make some good laws to act against the culprits. We should also provide some moral education to young generation so that next generations don’t face this inhuman act.
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Medicine And Healthcare - Quiz Questions & Answers

Posted by ONLINE on Sunday, December 23, 2012

Medicines play an important role in life of an individual. Sometimes we need it for ourselves and sometime for our near-ones. One should have knowledge of medicines and healthcare. Here you can check your knowledge of medicines and healthcare by answering some questions related to medicines and healthcare.

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