It is not untouchability, it’s a disease and we have to fight it!

May 21, 2021 0 Comments

It is not untouchability, it's a disease and we have to fight it!

Several factors are saying that HIV in a woman is more dangerous. According to recent studies, HIV is more effectively spreading in women because of unsafe sex. It is so because the vagina has a largely unprotected area for HIV-infected semen and semen can stay for many days after sex. Women suffer from lots of things and they don’t have to suffer from this our government has made so many plans and medical care for them. It is a disease that is transmitted by blood or semen. Whenever you are having sex use condoms during oral sex it will reduce the chances of HIV. If you are having sex with one sex partner there is no harm but avoid other sex with another man. Every women and girl have to make sure that your partner is faithful to you and for more precaution, both of you get tested for HIV it will be safe for you. Need to know what is usually the first sign of HIV? Never share any syringes, needles, or other injection equipment it will put you at higher risk. 

What is HIV?

HIV stands for “human immunodeficiency virus”. It is a virus that attacks the human’s immune system and when it is not treated well it can cause a disease named AIDS. Nowadays the person who has HIV is untouchable; people’s behaviors towards the person are shameful.

How to treat them? And how to deal with this we have to learn it.

HIV harms our immune system and makes us weak to fight with it. Its symptoms are night sweats, rashes, sore throat, fatigue, mouth ulcer, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes, and fever. But see these symptoms doesn’t mean you are affected sometimes same symptoms occur for other diseases also. So for making sure the only way is to get tested will prevent transmitting or getting HIV and knowing your HIV status is not bad it is good for your health. HIV has three stages, and with our advanced treatment chance of coming to 3rd stage is very less.

What is the difference between HIV and AIDS?

HIV does not cause AIDS by simply entering the body. You can live for many years with HIV (having HIV +) without any symptoms, or with only a few symptoms. People living with HIV if consulted they take medicines, they are much less likely to get AIDS. But without treatment, Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) eventually reduces the number of CD4 cells so much that the immune system becomes very weak. These people are more likely to develop opportunistic infections.

There are many different types of HIV. It is classified into two main types:

HIV-1: This type is found worldwide and is the most common

HIV-2: Mostly found in West Africa, Asia, and Europe. 

Sometimes girls and women who are living with HIV have no symptoms for years. But there is a common symptom of HIV that occurs:

  • Short- term memory loss
  • Frequent yeast infection
  • Weight gain in breast and waist
  • Flaky skin and it hard to heal
  • Vaginal yeast infection
  • Infection in the reproduction system
  • Not having periods from a longer time

HIV Prevention and Treatments

  • HIV test is the only way to protect you. 
  • Do not have sex with anyone other than life-partner.
  • Use condoms during sexual touch.
  • Do not use syringes and needles used by infected Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients and drug addicts.
  • AIDS-affected women should not try to conceive, because the baby born to them can get this disease.
  • Do not take the blood of an infected person when blood is required, and take the safe and the investigated blood only.
  • Dispose of disposable syringes, needles, and other medical devices. 
  • Use these devices by boiling them for 20 minutes in water and sterilizing them, and not using another person’s used blood devices.
  • The AIDS-incurable only prevention is treatment. 
  • If you notice some early or slight symptoms of HIV, you must get HIV antigens (not just HIV antibodies) checked. HIV antigens are those pieces of HIV or infected particles. If HIV antigens are in your blood, there are tests available that can identify HIV infection within two weeks of exposure to your virus.
  • A woman who is pregnant and having Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) she can protect her child by proper pre–natal treatment. HIV-positive mothers should be careful that they can’t breastfeed their babies. If your baby is affected no worry there is a drug named antiretroviral drugs it will give in the first 4 weeks to 6 weeks. This treatment is safe, effective and it would keep your baby healthy.
  • The women who are affected by their families have to support them and you don’t have to postpone your medical treatment. Don’t be scared by the rejection or violence from your in-law family or your partner. Free feel to call the government help center.

AIDS does not spread in the following ways such as:

  • This disease is not spread from normal relationships with the HIV-infected person, such as shaking hands, eating together, drinking the same pot of water, using the same bed and clothes, living in the same room or house, using the same toilet, and bathroom. 
  • This disease is not spread by playing with children, mosquitoes, and bedbug bites. 
  • Love the HIV-infected person and don’t hurt them. 

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