Friday, October 28, 2011

Weekly HIV / AIDS Awareness

Every week, I will be reposting this message over and over until everyone will gets the message....

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) was first detected early 1980’s.  There are now 40 million people worldwide infected by this slow  but deadly virus.  The origin of AIDS still remains a mystery.  Some say it was contracted from animals.

AIDS / HIV virus could be found in human fluids.  Concentrated amounts of the virus are found in the Blood and Semen.  There are some traces  found in the saliva and sweat but is said to be negligible.

One could get AIDS-HIV through the following :

  • Blood transfusion from an infected person. (blood to blood contact)
  • Drug addicts sharing needles. (blood to blood contact)
  • Blood contact from an open wound / sore / mouth sores. (blood to blood contact)
  • Exchange of bodily fluids through sex. (Anal, Oral and Penile/Vaginal penetration)

AIDS could only be detected through medical lab tests, six (6) months after in contact with an infected person.  Therefore within those six months you are clueless of your situation.  You might or might not have the virus.  Symptoms start to appear only after a year or more being infected.

If you are from Cagayan de Oro City, call the AIDS Hotline number (8822-area code) 72-1189.  This is a service by the City Health Office of Cagayan  de Oro.  They will entertain your questions without malice.  If they do insult or embarrass you in anyway, call the attention of the City Health Officers and report such incident.  These people are supposed to assist you in anyway.

As of 2011, there are now 14 HIV-AIDS cases in Cagayan de Oro compared to 9 cases last year.  HIV AIDS cases in the city has increased 50% year on year.  It is the first time in decades that the HIV-AIDS cases in the city has reached double digit.

See related blog topics.

HIV / AIDS Discussion

Proper Way of Using a Condom  

Issues about Oral and Anal Sex 

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