Experiencing pain is common among people living with HIV. Types of HIV-related pain can include headaches, joint pain, and abdominal cramping.
Joint pain is common among people living with HIV.
Pain can have a profound, negative impact on people’s overall quality of life. One study revealed that people with HIV were more likely to experience pain than those without HIV. The researchers also found that HIV-related pain increased symptoms of depression and functional impairment. Read More
The United Nations has set a goal that 90% of people with HIV should know their status by 2030. As a result, increasing numbers of people are expected to undertake self-tests to see if they may have HIV.
HIV testing can be done in a number of ways. Some clinics offer a simple blood test, with results provided in a few days. Others use saliva or a finger-prick sample of blood and offer results immediately. Home sampling kits, designed to be sent back to the clinic for results, are available in the UK through this link. Then there are home testing kits that provide results straight away, known as self-test. Read More
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The New York Times may be known as the “newspaper of record,” but nearly four decades ago, when the AIDS crisis began to ransack American cities, the publication’s coverage was sparse and far from dependable. Read More
A worker at Healing House provides a massage
Casey House, Canada’s first and only stand-alone hospital for people living with HIV/AIDS has come up with a new initiative ahead of World AIDS Day on Saturday.
“51 per cent of Canadians still believe that they can transmit or get HIV through touch, through hugging, through sharing a glass with somebody,” said Joanne Simons, the CEO of Casey House. Read More
As many as 3,695 people suffering from HIV/AIDS are not only alive but are also leading a healthy life due to Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) regimen, said District Health Officer (DHO) Dr Rohini on Thursday. “The ART centers in Karkala, Kundapur and Udupi are providing second line treatment to the patients. There is one blood bank recognized by NACO (National Aids Control Organisation). The percentage people affected by HIV/AIDS, among general public, is 0.58% (until October in 2018), when compared to 0.51 in 2017-18. Read more
Mike Pence continues to let the LGBTQ community down.
…not that we expected anything different.
The Vice President of the United States, who has notoriously been opposed to LGBTQ rights through his career, has faced criticism for a pre-World AIDS Day address he delivered at The White House on Thursday (29 November). Read More
What if I told you that early HIV symptoms actually feel more like a common cold than anything else?
“Most people who get infected don’t even know. It’s only in hindsight they recognize the symptoms,” says Michael Horberg, director of HIV/AIDS for Kaiser Permanente. Read More