HIV disease

HIV	 disease

HIV disease

“Incurable diseases are attempts of suicidal germs.”

Everyone has his/her own natural, defensive system meant to protect him/her from the harmful action of external factors, but also to fight the diseases that want to turn him/her into luxury residence for microorganisms that generate them.

Natural immune system is often attacked by viruses, real unscrupulous “bombers”, of our bodies. Repeated attacks make, once with the passing of time, the capability of own defense to weaken.

In general, to fight viral invasions it is resorted to prescription drugs, especially antibiotics or vaccines, in most case they managing to hold the body in combating infectious acts of “terrorism”.

To the dismay of all mankind though, there is a very dangerous virus, against which at least for now there was found no antidote. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can “attack” anyone, regardless of gender, age or sexual orientation, destroying the natural defenses of the body, which in this situation, no longer manages to cope with infections of any kind, leaving the way free to dire developments with predictable end: death. Clearly also the nature considers likely that we are too many on the planet.

HIV-disease induced is called AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome).

For HIV to reproduce, it needs to enter in only a single cell of the body. In general, it manages to do it through any body fluid (blood, breast milk, vaginal secretions or semen).

Transmission by blood can be achieved during blood transfusions or inconsistent or uncontrolled blood-based products, meaning drugs or serums, which once managed, if not corresponding to strict regulations, infect the receiver bodies.

Involuntarily, one can come into contact with the blood of sick people in various other situations: accidents, fighting, first aid, dental surgery, manicure, pedicure, piercing, tattoos, etc. Do not understand however, that mere contact with infected blood is sufficient to acquire the virus! The skin is still a very effective barrier against pathogens, provided one has no lesions (scratches, open wounds etc.).

Infection with contaminated blood can also register with the use of needles or syringes reused without being sterilized in advance, this being an issue that concerns especially the drug addicted ones, using and reusing needles being a common practice in the “activities” of this social category.

However, the most common way of acquiring HIV is through unprotected sexual intercourse, whether we mean vaginal, oral or anal. As researches revealed, however, both homosexual and heterosexual anal sex present a five times higher potential risk than the vaginal one. The important point is that the probability of transmission is different from sex to sex, so that men can do it much easier than women.

Oral sex shows a slightly lower probability of infection than the anal or vaginal version, but... the risk still remains risk. During blowjobs, swallowing the sperm becomes a real risk factor.

Kissing may seem harmless and in principle it is. Saliva has a high content of viruses, but during a “French” impassioned one (eg accompanied by bites), bleeding may occur, and such a combination becomes unhappy, the presence of blood being always an undeniably contamination risk coordinator. Also, abscess within the mouth or any other modification of mucosal make the kiss to present a high potential for HIV transmission site.

AIDS is not a disease so common as other sexually transmitted but is on the first place in terms of the effects it generates.

Unfortunately, the safest sex is the one that it is not done, but... if still, it is done, under no way you should forget about the condom.

Because HIV infection is often asymptomatic, anyone, no matter how “immaculate” might seem, if in the past he/she had even one single unprotected intimate relationship with an HIV positive person, he/she can contaminate the partners without being aware of it. So... be extremely cautious!

Although frustrating... “the only way to keep your health is to eat what you do not want, drink what you do not like and do what you would not do” - Mark Twain.