Entries in HIV (7)
Washington DC's needle exchange program is coming to an end due to a lack of funding. The program only recieved $300,000/year and feel apart while waiting on the disbursment of $130,000. DC has a population of 600,000 and the highest rate of HIV infection in the nation.
Moral Of The Story:
Your government has failed you... again.
The FDA has give the go ahead for BioLytical Labratories market a new HIV test with results in 60-seconds. This a huge leap from the 15-30 minute results available from currently available tests. They have also pioneered a high volume manufaturing process that makes it the most cost effective form of testing.
Moral Of The Story:
Quicker, cheaper, HIV testing coming soon.
Once a month for about 3-5 days the floodgates of your uterus open up, expelling what seems like a never-ending flow of nastiness. Most people just plug it up with a tampon and go on about their day. Some people don’t ever give a second thought to their menstruation unless something is going wrong, but you really should. A period may mean the end of a sentence but it doesn’t have to be the end of your life. So, let’s take a new look at the great big world of menstruation.
Before we get to the meat of the discussion, we need to review and make sure we know what’s happening with your cooch.
Researchers in the UK believe that they have identified what may be the reason some can control their HIV without medication. About 1 in 300 people infected with HIV are said to be "controllers". Until now, no one knew exactly how it worked.
Through some form of genetic sequencing, researchers have identified about 300 points that seem to be associated with immune response. Of those 300 points, five specific amino acids in the HLA-B protein were identified as having a key role.
The HLA-B protein plays a significant part in seeking out and marking alien or infected cells for destruction by T-Cells. The marking is done by injecting a homing beacon like peptides into the infected cells. All five of these amino acids are effective in the injection process.
This video is so fucking doom and gloom... but true. I REALLY wish they would dispel with all the "YOUR GOING TO DIE!!!!!!!" messages in these videos. Please know that the way these people are trying to get you to wrap it up is ridiculous. Even though I would have like more facts and less scare tactics what they are saying is true. Having HIV puts you at higher risk for all sorts of diseases. Also know that you don't die from AIDS. You die from some other disease that your compromised immune system can not fight off. Be aware, know your risks, choose to wrap it up. If you don't wrap it up, keep knowledgable about your status, inform your partners, and try to minimize the risks.
Keep it sexy.