Hannah Wairimu (Sweetwaters)

How is HIV spread? HIV is spread in certain body fluids from a person infected with HIV these are: Blood,semen,pre-seminal fluids,Rectal fluids,vaginal fluids and breast milk. HIV transmission is only possible if these fluids come in contact with a mucous membrane or damaged tissue or are directly injected into the blood stream. In the US HIV is spread through: 1)Having sex mainly with someone who has HIV without taking HIV medicines to prevent HIV. 2)Sharing injection,drug equipment such as...Read More...

Diagnosis and treatment.

Hannah Wairimu (Sweetwaters)
The most effective way to prevent HIV is by avoiding activities that allow exchange of bodily fluids with others following a positive HIV diagnosis. It is essential to contact existing and previous sexual partners who might have become infected. Examples: 1)Safe sex-Use a new un-compromised condom during sex to prevent the transmission of virus through open sores or open skin. 2)occupational safety- Medical care providers and scientists who regularly treat patients samples must use personal...Read More...
Last Reply By Moses Muchiri (Tigithi) · First Unread Post
Hi everyone in my project, my research will be based on my inquiry question which is:HIV and AIDS among teenagers. I want to learn more about; 1) The causes of HIV and AIDS and its effect on youth. 2)The drugs used to prevent and subside it since there is no cure so far. 3)Health care systems in Kenya and how they support teens with HIV and AIDS management. I will also look into how teenagers can prevent themselves from this dangerous disease. The reason i want to research this is because;...Read More...
Last Reply By Angela Mukami (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
causes and risk factors. HIV originated from a qualification strain that infected non human primates in Africa. It is believed that contact with blood from an infected monkey transmitted the virus to humans where it mutated to HIV. HIV is transmitted through individuals via bodily fluids from one person to make contact with broken tissue or the mucus membrane on another person. HIV infected pregnant women can pass on the virus to their infant during childbirth or through breast milk.Read More...
Last Reply By Angela Mukami (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
CAN HIV MEDICINE CAUSE SIDE EFFECTS? HIV medicines help people with HIV live longer and healthier lives. Most side effects from HIV medicines are attainable but a few can be serious. Different HIV medicines can cause different side effects.However people taking the same HIV medicine which are the same can have very different side effects. Some side effects such as swelling of the throat and tongue or damage of the liver can be life menacing. Side effects from HIV medicines can last only a...Read More...
Last Reply By Priscilla Muthoni (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
THE FUTURE OF HIV AMONG ADOLESCENTS. There are now clear guidelines from WHO for strengthening schedules focused on young people living with HIV. The age of sexual inception is rising,the number of sexual partners among young people is falling and the uptake of voluntary medical male circumcision is most popular among people younger than 25.As a result, young people are often forgotten and excluded from national HIV responses. The medical debut that have transformed HIV treatment have yet to...Read More...
Last Reply By Priscilla Muthoni (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
The state of HIV among adolescents and young people in Kenya. Kenya has an approximated population of over 41 million. According to the National Aids Control Council, approximately 29% of all new HIV infections in Kenya are among young people and the adolescents. In age groups 15-19 yrs new HIV infections stands at 70% for women and 30% for men. It is also approximated that 16%of all people in need of ART are adolescents and youths. In Kenya demographic health survey 2014, 9,720 adolescents...Read More...
Last Reply By Angela Mukami (Sweetwaters) · First Unread Post
HIV and AIDS is a global challenge which has threatened the existence of humans by the year. HIV status in Africa. The HIV infection rate in Swaziland is the highest in the in the world at 26.1% of all adults.Swaziland HIV epidemic has reduced the life span to 32 yrs as of 2009 which is the lowest in the world. It currently causes 61% of all deaths in the country with an unmatched crude death rate of 30 per 1000 people per year, about 2% of Swaziland`s total population dies of HIV and AIDS...Read More...
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