Hannah Wairimu (Sweetwaters)

Hey everyone,today i am going to talk about HIV and EDUCATION SYSTEM IN KENYA. The Kenyan formal education system is structured in a four-tier framework, pre-primary, primary, secondary and tertiary. PRIMARY EDUCATION. Primary Education in Kenya has an eight-year structure. Participation rates enlarged by 1.1% in the period 1980 to 1989 but then reduced by 6.6%, during the period 1989 to 1993. This meant that gross recruitment declined from 90.6% in 1989 to 84.6% in 1993. As enrollment is...Read More...
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Hey everyone, today i am going to look at HIV and education system in Kenya. HIV and education system in Kenya. The enormity of HIV/AIDS effect on education is not well recorded. A World Bank (1999) report on significance of HIV/AIDS on Education in Kenya indicates the influence as likely to be felt more in terms of reduced supply and demand of educational service, changing clientele for educational services, processes and content of education and planning for the sector. For example, the...Read More...
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Hey everyone,today i am going to look at understanding family support of people living with HIV/AIDS in Yunnan,China. Family support,HIV in China,qualitative study. INTRODUCTION China has over one million people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA). By the year 2010, China will have nearly 10 million PLHA, an expected growth of 30% each year.With one-fifth of the world’s population (1.4 billion persons) and enormous population migration the risk of a pandemic is serious in China. In modern years, the...Read More...
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Hey everyone,today i will be discussing the life expectancy of someone with HIV. What is the life cycle of someone with HIV? The outlook for people living with HIV has eloquently improved over the past two decagons.Many people who are HIV-positive can now live longer, healthier lives when they’re in routine care. U.S. Kaiser Permanente researchers found that the life outlook for people living with HIV and receiving treatment has increased exceptionally since 1996. This is when new...Read More...
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Hey everyone, today i will be looking on various ways of taking care of yourself when having HIV/AIDS. HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF WHEN LIVING WITH HIV. Having HIV doesn’t mean you to stop living a full and healthy life. With the right treatment and care, you can expect to live just as long as someone who doesn’t have HIV. 1 There’s a lot you can do to take care of yourself and feel comfortable, healthier and happier. If you have any questions, talk to your healthcare provider about...Read More...
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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...
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HEY everyone ,today i am going to look on effects of HIV/AIDS and what happens to the body. How HIV affects the immune system HIV infects a cell by first attaching itself to, and joining with, the host T cells. T cells, also known as CD4 cells, are a type of white blood cell that form a vital part of the immune system. Once inside the host cells, HIV multiplies. The virus damages or destroys the cells before moving on to infect more cells. A CD4 count is an indication of the health of a...Read More...
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Hey everyone,today i will be looking on Simian Immunodeficiency virus infection of chimpanzees. Simian immunodeficiency viruses are primate Lenti viruses that infect different non-human primate species in Sub-Saharan Africa. Two of these viruses SIV from chimpanzees and SIV from sooty mangabeys have crossed species barriers on multiple occasions and have generated human immunodeficiency virus types 1 and 2. AIDS is one of the most overwhelming infectious diseases to have appeared in current...Read More...
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THE ORIGIN OF HIV/AIDS.

Hannah Wairimu (Sweetwaters)
Link between HIV and SIV. HIV is a type of lentivirus, which means it attacks the immune system. In a similar way, the Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) attacks the immune systems of monkeys and apes. 1 Research found that HIV is related to SIV and there are many similarities between the two viruses. HIV-1 is closely related to a strain of SIV found in chimpanzees, and HIV-2 is closely related to a strain of SIV found in sooty mangabeys. 2 Did HIV come from monkeys? In 1999, researchers...Read More...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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