Men cannot get enough of searching for the things that can truly satisfy their needs. The hunt is on every day with the very things that can fulfil their sexual longings.
But sometimes life can very tricky. Its gives you rain, that instead of fretting, how about looking ways and striving to make your situation better.
Men and women usually are unaware of the danger that comes along with engaging in unprotected sex. Usually this happens if you are ignorant that the person you’re having sexual contact with is already a carrier of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Remember it’s a virus and some viruses are untreatable. You can lessen their effects but they cannot be destroyed.
Today, I will provide your facts and helpful information concerning the common questions asked by men and women concerning human immunodeficiency virus.
What Is HIV?
HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus., meaning a virus that attacks human immune system.
People infected with HIV are more vulnerable to disease and infection. Some people who are infected with HIV for many years may not show symptoms or becoming ill.
During this time your immune system is getting damaged because HIV remains in your system.
What Are Viruses?
Viruses are small in sizes that are very difficult to perceive by the human eyes. They multiply on their own to make more viruses inside the host body.
Viruses are capable of multiplying into the cells. Your body’s systems are exposed to virus attacks since those systems does not form protective layer such as skin.
So imagine you cells, which is the basic unit of like attack by deadly viruses.
How Is HIV Transmitted?
More or less 50,000 new cases of HIV occur in United States every year.
HIV can be acquired by:
- Having sex (oral, anal and other forms of sex) with someone who is HIV carrier
- Polygamous relationship
- Blood transfusions
- Born to an infected mother
- Syringe or Needles
- HIV can be transmitted by transmitting body fluids like blood, semen, rectal fluids, vaginal fluids and breast milk
These body fluids must commerce with a mucous membrane or damaged tissue for transmission to possibly occur.
What Is Mucous Membrane?
Mucous membrane according to Britannica Encyclopedia is “membrane lining bodily cavities and canals that lead to the outside, chiefly the respiratory, digestive, and urogenital tracts”.
Mucous membranes are the soft, moist areas inside the openings of your body. They can be found inside the rectum, the vagina or the opening of the penis, and the mouth.
Can I Get HIV From Being Spit On Or Through Scratched?
No, HIV cannot be transmitted through saliva but if you have sores or bleeding gums then it’s very possible.
There is no threat of transmission from scratching because there is no transfer of body fluids between people.
Remember, HIV can be transmitted through body fluids!
Can I Get HIV Through Tattoo Or Ear Piercing?
No, but they can be risks of acquiring HIV especially if the needles and other materials used do not undergo aseptic technique.
Make sure to get tattoo or body piercings through a credible person only.
Whats The Difference Between HIV And AIDS?
HIV is a virus that can lead to condition called AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). HIV later develops into AIDS.
Through medical breakthroughs it is not possible to live long having HIV without developing it into AIDS.
It doesn’t mean that if you have HIV you have AIDS. But if you have AIDS then it is for sure that you have and HIV.
AIDS can be the worst condition you can acquire.
How Will I know If I Have HIV?
The only way for you to determine if you are infected with human immunodeficiency is to get tested.
Your medical Doctor will actually perform some tests to determine if there’s any infection as well as checking your medical History to see if there’s any other infections involved.
Your Doctor will check on how long have you’ve been infected with the virus, specifically, they will look at your CD2 (T-cell that fights disease).
What Are The Symptoms Of HIV?
Many people who developed HIV experiences the following common signs and symptoms:
- Muscles aches
- Mouth or genital ulcers
- Swollen lymph glands, mainly on the neck
- Sore throat
- Weight loss
- Joint pains
The signs and symptoms mentioned above may be moderate to severe. HIV virus usually increases during its early stage so it is always recommended to seek professional advice if there are any unusual things happening inside your body.
Note: There are still symptoms that are not mentioned here so make sure to visit your Doctor once the symptoms persist.
What Are The Treatments For HIV?
For those who have been infected with HIV within 72 hours can take anti-HIV medication.
Post-exposure prophylaxis or PEP must be started within 72 hours of coming into contact with the virus.
The faster PEP is medicated the better.
Screening of blood test is also performed to determine the progress of HIV in your system.
Your Doctor will provide you the best treatment to lessen the effects of HIV in your body.
HIV is not curable but its effects can only be lessened. Once the Virus finally settles in your system, it cannot be eradicate anymore.