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Feb28
diabetes and depression
DIABETES AND DEPRESSION

These two diseases can relate to each other in some patients due to following reasons:

The rigors of managing diabetes can be stressful and lead to symptoms of depression.

Diabetes can cause complications and health problems that may worsen symptoms of depression.

Depression can lead to poor lifestyle decisions, such as unhealthy eating, less exercise, smoking and weight gain — all of which are risk factors for diabetes.

Depression affects your ability to perform tasks, communicate and think clearly. This can interfere with your ability to successfully manage diabetes.

Managing the two conditions together

Diabetes self-management programs. Diabetes programs that focus on behavior have been successful in helping people improve their metabolic control, increase fitness levels, and manage weight loss and other cardiovascular disease risk factors. They can also help improve your sense of well-being and quality of life.

Psychotherapy. Similarly, participants in psychotherapy, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy, have reported improvements in depression, which has resulted in better diabetes management.

Medications and lifestyle changes. Medications — for both diabetes and depression — and lifestyle changes, including different types of therapy coupled with regular exercise, can improve both conditions
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If you have diabetes, watch for signs and symptoms of depression, such as loss of interest in normal activities, feelings of sadness or hopelessness, and unexplained physical problems like back pain or headaches.

If you think you might be depressed, seek help right away. Your doctor or diabetes educator can refer you to a mental health professional.


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Feb24
NAMA, NAMASMARAN AND TOTAL STRESS MANAGEMENT (PART 6): DR. SHRINIWAS JANARDAN KASHALIKAR
NAMA, NAMASMARAN AND TOTAL STRESS MANAGEMENT (PART 6): DR. SHRINIWAS JANARDAN KASHALIKAR

Student: How would you categorize your writing?
Teacher: I cannot categorize it. It did not belong to any specific category. But being eclectic it had elements from all. I thought it represented the aspirations of all the philosophies and traditions I came across. But all that writing was still a groping in the dark! The views were honest but not fully inclusive. Still they were piecemeal solutions. Probably; they were aimed at being holistic i.e. universal; but still were not holistic and hence could not heal the root causes. Naturally; there was no fulfillment inside and there was no tangible result outside!
Student: But while doing all this; weren’t there any hindrances, disputes, conflicts? Didn’t your career and your personal ambitions come in the way? What about the response of the family members?
Teacher: There were hindrances. But even though we were not fully aware; everybody around had similar aspirations in as much as limitations. Hence even though there were disputes, conflicts and also difficulties; in family and personal life, they were not inimical and vicious. They were not ill intended. They were not petty. They never revolved around money and property. Probably because of this reason there was no; out and out malice. The deeper warm bonds were not severed. Therefore the tensions in different relationships; triggered a further and more intense search for a holistic solution; and the difficulties in this search triggered even keener study and exploration, which concurred with and in fact complemented and boosted my professional competence; as a teacher.
Student: But how could one bring about socio-political changes, in absence of active participation in politics or social movements? Moreover how could one get a promotion in job; in absence of any value for your work? How could one improve one’s financial status, without following the demands of the job and market? In such a situation; you must have been deeply unsatisfied, suffered and gone through a lot of turmoil!
Teacher: That is true. I was in turmoil. Neither personal success, nor the social goals; were being realized. It created self doubts, self abnegation, and self pity and so on. I had nothing to hold on to!
But in spite of all this; there was much more than a silver lining! I always had enormous and intense; though far from complete; fulfillment in terms of being in tune with the inner voice of my conscience! This inner prompting; even as it was quite indistinct; it gave me assurance that I was on right track! Hence in spite of turmoil; I was not fully convinced by; and involved in; any of the sociopolitical movements going on; and I was not totally enamored and trapped in the pursuits for individualistic success.


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Feb23
HIV/AIDS:ZERO INFECTION OF HIV NEEDS UNIVERSAL VOLUNTARY SCREENING
HIV/AIDS:ZERO INFECTION OF HIV NEEDS UNIVERSAL VOLUNTARY SCREENING

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Universal voluntary screening for young people and adults for HIV, a virus affecting the immune system which eventually causes AIDS, has been backed by high profile groups in the US, including the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent group of national experts who provide advice and recommendations to improve the health of Americans.
Previously we were using HIV /AIDS sreening for only hiv risk group like MSM,FSW,COMERICAL SEX WORKERS,PT SUFFERING FROM STDs,truck Drivers,Migratory Workers etc and it also included every Blood Transfusion and antenatal mother at Antenatal Clinic in country like India and abroad but as NOW THEME OF HIV INFECTION IS ZERO INFECTION THE WE HAVE TO SCREEN EVERY BODY AS TO DETECT THIS INFECTION AT EARLY STAGE AND TREAT HIM IMMEDIATELY SO THAT CONDITION NEVER WORSENS,MORE COUNSELLING OF THESE PATIENTS FOR FURTHER AWARENESS REGARDING HIV SO THAT OPPURTUNISTIC INFECTION NEVER HAPPENS.

The recommendation includes the desire that universal screening is done with correct notice of the impact a positive or negative result may have, while patients can ‘opt out’ of the process before being tested due to the sensitive nature of potential outcomes. This unusual opting out method as opposed to an opting in process of screening is very different from previously drawn out processes of counselling and testing, now seen as a barrier by many in the US towards a suitably modern screening approach towards a less stigmatised HIV illness.

Benefits of HIV screening
Public encouragement of widespread screening for HIV is now seen as a priority in order to identify those infected by the disease yet to experience symptoms, which may not appear for many years, therefore increasing risk of spreading the virus unknowingly. Because of recent advances in effective treatment of the condition, it’s becoming increasingly vital to capture the disease in its early stages, improving both long-term personal health and the safety of others.


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Feb22
HIV /AIDS DRUG LOPINAVIR KILLING HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS -RESPONSIBLE FOR CERVICAL CANCERS IN WOMAN OF AFRICA AND DEVELOPING COUNTRY
HIV /AIDS DRUG LOPINAVIR KILLING HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS -RESPONSIBLE FOR CERVICAL CANCERS IN WOMAN OF AFRICA AND DEVELOPING COUNTRY

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A commonly-used HIV drug has been shown to kill-off the human papilloma virus (HPV) that leads to cervical cancer in a clinical trial led by The University of Manchester with Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) in Nairobi.Drs Ian and Lynne Hampson, from the University’s Institute of Cancer Sciences and Dr Innocent Orora Maranga, consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology at KNH in Nairobi examined Kenyan women diagnosed with HPV positive early stage cervical cancer who were treated with the antiviral HIV drug lopinavir in Kenya.

The study looked at 40 women with both high and low-grade pre-cancerous disease of the cervix and the antiviral drug, normally used orally to treat HIV, was self-applied directly to the cervix as a pessary.The results, due to be presented at two international scientific conferences later this month and next, showed a high proportion of women diagnosed with HPV positive high-grade disease returned to normal following a short course of the new treatment.

The 40 women, who were all HPV positive with either high-grade, borderline or low-grade disease, were treated with one capsule of the antiviral drug twice a day for 2 weeks. Repeat cervical smears showed a marked improvement within one month of the treatment although after three months, there was a definite response. Out of 23 women initially diagnosed with high-grade disease, 19 (82.6%) had returned to normal and two now had low-grade disease giving an overall positive response in 91.2 per cent of those treated. Furthermore the 17 women initially diagnosed with borderline or low-grade disease also showed similar improvement.
Cervical cancer is caused by infection with human papilloma virus (HPV) and is more than five times more prevalent in East Africa than the UK. In many developing countries, HPV-related cervical cancer is still one of the most common women’s cancers accounting for approximately 290,000 deaths per year worldwide. The same virus also causes a significant proportion of cancers of the mouth and throat in both men and women and this disease is showing a large increase in developed countries, such as the UK, where it is now more than twice as common as cervical cancer.

Dr Lynne Hampson said: “Current HPV Vaccines are prophylactics aimed at preventing the disease rather than curing or treating symptoms. Other than surgery, as yet there is no effective treatment for either HPV infection or the pre-cancerous lesion it causes which is why these results are so exciting.“Further work is needed but it looks as though this might be a potential treatment to stop early stage cervical cancer caused by HPV.”

On a global scale HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease. Although in the developed world vaccination programmes against HPV are well underway, these are not effective in women already infected with the virus. The current vaccines do not protect against all types of HPV and they are expensive, which can limit their use in countries with low resources.

The researchers believe their findings offer a potential cheap and preferably self-administered treatment that could eliminate early-stage HPV infections before these have developed into cancers would therefore have distinct health advantages. Approximately 300,000 women are dying from cervical cancer per annum which is equivalent to 800 per day, one every two minutes mostly in low resource settings.


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Feb22
Cool Facts About Brain
Dear Friends

On lighter note I m penning down some cool facts about our BRAIN.

THE BRAIN
The human brain is the most complex and least understood part of the human anatomy. There may be a lot we don’t know, but here are a few interesting facts that we’ve got covered.
1. Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. Ever wonder how you can react so fast to things around you or why that stubbed toe hurts right away? It’s due to the super-speedy movement of nerve impulses from your brain to the rest of your body and vice versa, bringing reactions at the speed of a high powered luxury sports car.
2. The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb. The cartoon image of a light bulb over your head when a great thought occurs isn’t too far off the mark. Your brain generates as much energy as a small light bulb even when you’re sleeping.
3. The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannica. Or any other encyclopedia for that matter. Scientists have yet to settle on a definitive amount, but the storage capacity of the brain in electronic terms is thought to be between 3 or even 1,000 terabytes. The National Archives of Britain, containing over 900 years of history, only takes up 70 terabytes, making your brain’s memory power pretty darn impressive.
4. Your brain uses 20% of the oxygen that enters your bloodstream. The brain only makes up about 2% of our body mass, yet consumes more oxygen than any other organ in the body, making it extremely susceptible to damage related to oxygen deprivation. So breathe deep to keep your brain happy and swimming in oxygenated cells.
5. The brain is much more active at night than during the day.Logically, you would think that all the moving around, complicated calculations and tasks and general interaction we do on a daily basis during our working hours would take a lot more brain power than, say, lying in bed. Turns out, the opposite is true. When you turn off your brain turns on. Scientists don’t yet know why this is but you can thank the hard work of your brain while you sleep for all those pleasant dreams.
6. Scientists say the higher your I.Q. the more you dream. While this may be true, don’t take it as a sign you’re mentally lacking if you can’t recall your dreams. Most of us don’t remember many of our dreams and the average length of most dreams is only 2-3 seconds–barely long enough to register.
7. Neurons continue to grow throughout human life. For years scientists and doctors thought that brain and neural tissue couldn’t grow or regenerate. While it doesn’t act in the same manner as tissues in many other parts of the body, neurons can and do grow throughout your life, adding a whole new dimension to the study of the brain and the illnesses that affect it.
8. Information travels at different speeds within different types of neurons. Not all neurons are the same. There are a few different types within the body and transmission along these different kinds can be as slow as 0.5 meters/sec or as fast as 120 meters/sec.
9. The brain itself cannot feel pain. While the brain might be the pain center when you cut your finger or burn yourself, the brain itself does not have pain receptors and cannot feel pain. That doesn’t mean your head can’t hurt. The brain is surrounded by loads of tissues, nerves and blood vessels that are plenty receptive to pain and can give you a pounding headache.
10. 80% of the brain is water. Your brain isn’t the firm, gray mass you’ve seen on TV. Living brain tissue is a squishy, pink and jelly-like organ thanks to the loads of blood and high water content of the tissue. So the next time you’re feeling dehydrated get a drink to keep your brain hydrated.

Best Wishes

Dr Sumit Dubey
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Feb21
NAMA, NAMASMARAN AND TOTAL STRESS MANAGEMENT (PART 5) DR SHRINIWAS J. KASHALIKAR
NAMA, NAMASMARAN AND TOTAL STRESS MANAGEMENT (PART 5) DR SHRINIWAS J. KASHALIKAR

Student: Did you; as a result; turn to spiritualism and NAMASMARAN?
Teacher: Actually; during this learning process itself; I was never cut off from religion, spiritualism, occultism, mysticism etc. I was eclectic. I was always enthusiastic to know and accept, anything; globally benevolent and internally satisfying.
Student: What merit did you find in spiritualism?
Teacher: There was something magnanimous and noble in the religious and spiritual traditions that attracted me and commanded my respect and even reverence. I did not know what it was, but there was something that haunted me! It could be; the perspective of universal unity, utmost noble heartedness, total selflessness, unquestionable honesty, exemplary simplicity, adorable kindness or something extraordinary linked God i.e. true self!
Student: What were the shortcomings?
Teacher: I thought the religion and spiritualism were alien from the socioeconomic and political mainstream. Various cults, traditions, creeds and religious practices appeared marginalized and merely survived on donations. I thought they had become the caricatures of themselves; even though; in some instances at least; they did some appreciable charitable work.
I found that spiritualism that I came across; provided temporary psychological solace, without much change in the objective conditions, in which a person lived.
In short I could not be satisfied by materialistic approach as well as the religious and spiritual traditions I came across. I could not find a way of simultaneous inner as well as outer; and individual as well as global blossoming.
Student: That means; you were not quite satisfied with the then prevalent materialism as well as spiritualism!
Teacher: I felt that I had yet to meet the “self” of atheists and “God” of theists! Actually I could, though faintly; perceive the fact that; what the atheists would call self, was the same, which was revered by the theists as God. This was why I could neither dislike atheist tradition; nor the theist tradition.
Student: But this must have kept you away from both traditions!
Teacher: I was not away from them, but I was not a conformist part of them.
I tried to pursue the whisper of my deep instincts, which cherished the essence of both traditions as and in the form I came across, but was not in perfect conformity with any of them.

I had a distinct feeling that; innate aspirations of all the doctrines I came across; were those of global welfare and innate fulfillment. They were in complete agreement. But I was not able to identify the link connecting them. Hence intellectually as well as emotionally; I was restless. I had a lot to learn. I had to expand my perspective. I had to expand my intellectual as well as emotional horizons. I was falling short. Hence I kept on reading and experimenting. But I did not find any specific solution. I merely came to a provisional conclusion that there was a need to raise the mass consciousness, trigger mass awakening; and initiate or boost the fight against injustice in every field. I began to write and share my restlessness, my criticism, my enthusiasm and my dreams.


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Feb20
NAMA, NAMASMARAN AND TOTAL STRESS MANAGEMENT (PART 4) DR SHRINIWAS J. KASHALIKAR
NAMA, NAMASMARAN AND TOTAL STRESS MANAGEMENT (PART 4) DR SHRINIWAS J. KASHALIKAR

Student: I see! This must have prompted you to search for some more effective solutions.
Teacher: Yes. That is why; even as I did not give up charity; I thought; much more was needed than mere charity.
Student: Was it at this time; that you turned to NAMASMARAN?
Teacher: No! Later; besides biographies and other philosophical books, I came across literature on Marxism and various thought currents in leftist ideology.
Student: What did you find in it?
Teacher: I found the urge for ending exploitation, injustice and resultant misery in society in Marxism. It was and is; more than laudable.
I found atheism as an empowering doctrine; as I thought it could free an individual from the paranoia of God, fear of God, dependence on God and so on! I thought it could emancipate the downtrodden including me; to rise above the parasitic mentality to look towards God; for help and support; in any and every difficulty. I thought it was an empowering as well as enlightening doctrine. Because; it inspired one and all; to study, analyze, rationalize and contemplate on problems; and search for solutions; rather than attributing every kind of justice and injustice to some imaginary God! I saw it as a doctrine that wakened and enlivened one and all; to vibrant, dynamic and brave life; from the darkness, degeneration and decay of ignorance, indolence, cowardice and parasitism!

Student: Why did not you continue to be a Marxist?
Teacher: Actually; I was influenced by Marxism; to think that for every malady in society; the root cause was socioeconomic deprivation and the root cause of this; was exploitation.
But I realized through my experiences; that; “Equality is not and should not be a kind of regimentalization. Castes and caste differences, religions and the religious differences, classes and the class differences could not be eliminated; through coercion. Lastly; exploitation is far more deep rooted than apparent; and is complemented by both; the exploiters as well as the exploited ones. The divisions; of the society in castes, creeds, religions and classes; are only broadly realistic. They are not watertight compartments. In fact; all these are so much interwoven and intermingled that no kind of caste, creed, religion, race or class struggle is; feasible and justifiable. There is an exploiter element; in as much as; there is an exploited element; in every individual, including myself! Whether of one caste, creed, religion, race or nationality or another; such struggles can bring about at best; only external, superficial and temporary changes, without elimination of the deep seated evils inside”!
Moreover I never felt comfortable; to consider the religions, which I thought were really well meaning; as a pill of opium. I did not think that the kind hearted and selfless saints were merchants of opium.
Student: This means; you could not remain in spell of charity as well as class or caste struggle!
Teacher: Yes! That is true! But I was keen to cherish the essence of both!


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Feb19
HIV /AIDS: IF CD4s Are High, A Multivitamin WITH SELENIUM Slows HIV even patient Without ARVs-raises cd4 count
HIV /AIDS: IF CD4s Are High, A Multivitamin WITH SELENIUM Slows HIV Without ARVs

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A particular combination of multivitamins along with selenium slows HIV disease progression among those who are treatment naive and have a CD4 count above 350, aidsmap reports. Publishing their findings in the Journal of the American Medical Lab Technician Associasion
tion, researchers conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 878 treatment-naive people in Botswana between 2004 and 2009.

The median CD4 count among the participants was 420 at the beginning of the study; one in three of them had CD4s above 500. All were asymptomatic, had HIV-1 subtype C and had a normal body weight.

The participants were randomized to four groups to take different daily regimens over a 24-month period. One took a placebo. The second took daily multivitamins (B vitamins and vitamins C and E). The third took just selenium. And the last took the multivitamins and selenium.

Those who took just the multivitamins or who took them along with selenium were significantly less likely to have their CD4s drop below 250. Taking both the multivitamins and selenium lowered the risk of CD4s falling below 350.

There were no adverse side effects. Ninety percent of the participants adhered very well to the regimen, taking at least 96 percent of their doses.


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Feb19
HIV & DRUGS: INTRAVENOUS DRUGS SPREAD HIV DIRECTLY AND OTHER INTOXICATING DRUG TOO SPREAD HIV /AIDS INDIRECTLY
HIV & DRUGS: INTRAVENOUS DRUGS SPREAD HIV DIRECTLY AND OTHER INTOXICATING DRUG TOO SPREAD HIV /AIDS INDIRECTLY

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Drug abuse and addiction have been linked with HIV/AIDS since the beginning of the epidemic. Although injection drug use is well known in this regard, the role that non-injection drug abuse plays in the spread of HIV is less recognized. This is partly due to the addictive and intoxicating effects of many drugs, which can alter judgment and inhibition and lead people to engage in impulsive and unsafe behaviors.

Injection drug use. People typically associate drug abuse and HIV/AIDS with injection drug use and needle sharing. When injection drug users share "equipment"-such as needles, syringes, and other drug injection paraphernalia-HIV can be transmitted between users. Other infections-such as hepatitis C-can also be spread this way. Hepatitis C can cause liver disease and permanent liver damage.

Poor judgment and risky behavior. Drug abuse by any route (not just injection) can put a person at risk for getting HIV. Drug and alcohol intoxication affect judgment and can lead to unsafe sexual practices, which put people at risk for getting HIV or transmitting it to someone else.

Biological effects of drugs. Drug abuse and addiction can affect a person's overall health, thereby altering susceptibility to HIV and progression of AIDS. Drugs of abuse and HIV both affect the brain. Research has shown that HIV causes greater injury to cells in the brain and cognitive impairment among methamphetamine abusers than among HIV patients who do not abuse drugs. In animal studies, methamphetamine has been shown to increase the amount of HIV in brain cells[*].

Drug abuse treatment. Since the late 1980s, research has shown that treating drug abuse is an effective way to prevent the spread of HIV. Drug abusers in treatment stop or reduce their drug use and related risk behaviors, including drug injection and unsafe sexual practices. Drug treatment programs also serve an important role in providing current information on HIV/AIDS and related diseases, counseling and testing services, and referrals for medical and social services.


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Feb18
HIV /AIDS INFECTION :SOME COMMON FACTS OF THIS DREADLY INCURABLE DISEASE-READ & LEARN
HIV /AIDS INFECTION :SOME COMMON FACTS OF THIS DREADLY INCURABLE DISEASE

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HIV is a complex disease that continues to take its toll around the world. For those living with the disease, understanding it is key to staying healthy. For those of us who aren't infected, an important key to staying that way is to understand how the disease spreads from person to person. This feature presents ten facts about HIV that everyone should know.
1. The Biology of HIV
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV); the epidemic of the 20th Century. But what exactly is HIV and what does it do to our bodies? Understanding HIV could mean the difference between being infected or not infected; the difference between being healthy and being sick.
2. HIV Transmission - How Does it Happen?
In the beginning, people believed HIV was limited to one group of people: gay men. Obviously we now know that isn't true at all. We know that anyone can be infected with HIV if precautions are not taken. But in order to know which precautions to take, we must know how HIV is spread from person to person.
3. Who Can Get Infected with HIV?
The simple answer to this question is: anyone can get infected with HIV if they're exposed to it. People from all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations can get the virus. Young, old, teens, babies, married and single; in short, we are all at risk if we don't take the proper precautions. How do people get infected? Among other ways, babies born to HIV-infected women can, anyone who has sex with an infected person can, people who share needles with an infected person can, or someone who's received a transfusion from an un-screened blood supply can.
4. People are Still Dying from HIV and AIDS
In the developed countries of the world, great strides have been made, and as a result fewer people are dying of HIV-related illnesses. However, in some parts of the world; in countries where resources for education, prevention, and treatment are limited, people are still dying. These numbers show just how many.
5. People are Living - Thanks to HIV Medications
People are living near-normal life spans despite being infected with HIV. Over the years, medications have come and gone; being in and out of favor or replaced by newer, more effective and easier-to-take combinations. With these meds, people are living long, healthy lives. Take a look at the current list of HIV drugs available.
6. PEPFAR is Helping People Around the World Live with HIV
The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is what some believe to be President George W. Bush's most worthwhile accomplishment as President. The funding provided by PEPFAR has arguably saved millions of lives around the world. Let's get the lowdown on PEPFAR.OBAMA has further added to it free insurance for HIV DETECTION AND TREATMENT OF HIV AND ITS OPPURTUNISTIC INFECTIONS.
7. Breastfeeding and HIV Just Don't Mix
The benefits of breastfeeding are undisputed, but unfortunately women who are living with HIV should not breastfeed; the risk to their babies is just too high. For some women, though, there is no choice. Without clean water or resources for baby formula, breast feeding is the only option; a fact that has contributed to the HIV problem in places like Sub-Sahara Africa. Click through to read why breastfeeding with HIV is so risky.
8. Mother-to-Baby Transmission Can Be Avoided
HIV transmission from mother to unborn child is relatively common if steps aren't taken to decrease that risk. In fact, without proper prenatal and postnatal care of mother and baby, the infection rate is about 1 in 4. Luckily, there are steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of HIV transmission during pregnancy dramatically.
9. HIV and Tuberculosis - A Deadly Combination
Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease that is spread from person to person through the air, and it is particularly dangerous for people infected with HIV. Tuberculosis and HIV is a deadly combination. In fact, worldwide TB is the leading cause of death among people infected with HIV. Find out more about why TB is so deadly; especially when combined with HIV.
10. Great News - HIV Can Be Prevented!
The correct and consistent use of latex condoms during sexual intercourse- vaginal, anal, or oral-can greatly reduce a person's risk of acquiring or transmitting most STDs, including HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas, human papilloma virus infection (HPV), and hepatitis B.


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