Let's talk about HIV/AIDS
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Hi everyone, I was recently diagnosed and I'm not doing well right now (and the current situation isn't helping me mentally). I'm scared to go out, I'm scared to talk to friends and family, and I don't really know who/where to turn to. I was hoping to maybe talk to some people on here?
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I have a question I have full-blown aids ( I know they do not use this term anymore ) my problem is most places only use HIV+
I think this is misleading and does not give the full picture. I know am not the only one that has aids...
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What is HIV and how does it affect you?
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is an infection that weakens the immune system's ability to protect the body from illnesses and infections. HIV weakens the immune system over time, eventually leading to a condition known as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
How Is HIV Spreaded?
HIV is often thought to be a sexually transmitted infection (STI), but it can also be contracted through other means, such as:- The use of contaminated blood in transfusions- It can be passed down to children by mothers during pregnancy or breastfeeding.- Using diseased needles, such as unsterilized needles for tattooingIn other words, HIV is not spread through the air, water, or by casual contact with infected people. It is transmitted through body fluids such as blood, sperm, vaginal and rectal secretions, and breast milk, which mingle with an uninfected person's circulation and turn them into an HIV carrier.
Early HIV Symptoms:
Symptoms of HIV vary depending on the severity of the viral infection and the length of time HIV has been present in the body. Some patients may have little or no symptoms at all.
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Fairy my friend also was diagnosed with HIV she is 31. Im trying to be there for her but im not sure im enough
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