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Today Is World Aids Day  

sexyldy1000 65F  
10293 posts
12/1/2020 9:11 am
Today Is World Aids Day



In the 1980s, an epidemic began. Those who contracted the disease suffered from a compromised immune system, leaving them susceptible t.o cancer, pneumonia, and more life-threatening conditions. The disease, known as Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.

Despite not having a cure for HIV, there are plenty of treatments that keep symptoms in check and can help sufferers. However, there are still a lot of misconceptions about HIV sufferers.

December 1st is World AIDS Day, and it's used t.o help dispel misinformation about HIV and AIDS. Below are several HIV-related myths and their corresponding contradictory facts:

MYTH: To stop the spread of HIV, people simply need to give up promiscuous sex and drug use.
TRUTH: Sex and drug use are not the only ways that HIV can be contracted. There are five fluids that carry the virus: blood, semen, vaginal fluids, rectal fluids and breast milk. That is why sharing needles during intravenous drug use and having unprotected sex can spread HIV. To protect yourself, avoid these fluids when interacting with strangers.

MYTH: HIV is the same as AIDS.
TRUTH: Though HIV causes AIDS, an HIV-positive individual does not necessarily have AIDS. Having AIDS implies that the suffererโ€™s immune system is compromised.

MYTH: HIV is a death sentence.
TRUTH: There are now many treatments available to help individuals living with HIV.

MYTH: I could get HIV through casual contact from an HIV-positive roommate, friend, relative or colleague.
TRUTH: There are five fluids that carry the virus: blood, semen, vaginal fluids, rectal fluids and breast milk. Unless you share these fluids with your HIV-positive acquaintance, you cannot contract the virus from them. HIV is not transmitted through kissing, touching, coughing/sneezing or by sharing food, drinks, dishes, utensils, towels, linens or clothes. HIV cannot be transmitted by sharing a pool, bathtub or toilet seat.

MYTH: If both partners are HIV-positive, they donโ€™t need to use a condom.
TRUTH: Different strains of HIV exist. Sharing them could cause complications in treatment. It is thus safer to practice safe sex, both to prevent contracting different strains of HIV or STIs (sexually transmitted infections).



sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/1/2020 9:18 am

This yearโ€™s World AIDS Day comes in the midst of another global epidemic: the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The public health response to these epidemics is linked. The COVID-19 pandemic is threatening access to HIV prevention, testing, treatment and care. And without strategies to meet these needs, there are concerns we may see a resurgence of HIV that would threaten our public health response to COVID-19.


pocogato12 70F  
37236 posts
12/1/2020 9:40 am

Thank you for a very factual and much needed reminder that COVID19 is OUT THERE and failing to heed the CDC and WHO guidelines compromises so many in ways you would not think.

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Paulxx001 65M  
22616 posts
12/1/2020 9:43 am

Well, I'm going to use my favorite line - but seriously - who knew? ๐Ÿค”
Interesting facts, that's for sure. I hope I never have to go into these notes to remember this info. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Šโ—โ—


ULIXBIG 67M  
9288 posts
12/1/2020 10:52 am

There was so much misinformation and disinformation spread about HIV.
Thanks for stating the facts.


Tmptrzz 59F  
107038 posts
12/1/2020 11:21 am

Such a great informational blog about World Aids Day, thanks for sharing as everyone should be reading this one..I hope you enjoy a terrific Tuesday..

Seduce the mind and see what a wonderful adventure the body will take you on..


redrockrascal 63M  
23580 posts
12/1/2020 12:12 pm

Since the HIV and Corona viruses came from the animal world it would be wise of humans to be more careful about how we deal with them. Unfortunately that is not likely to happen.

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


PAWAPh 46M  
14861 posts
12/1/2020 12:22 pm

Hey, Sexy.

*An Interesting and Informative Post*

Thanks For Sharing!!

Jack


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/1/2020 9:02 pm

    Quoting pocogato12:
    Thank you for a very factual and much needed reminder that COVID19 is OUT THERE and failing to heed the CDC and WHO guidelines compromises so many in ways you would not think.
AIDS and HIV still exist. I will never forget the story of Ryan White.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/1/2020 9:04 pm

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    Well, I'm going to use my favorite line - but seriously - who knew? ๐Ÿค”
    Interesting facts, that's for sure. I hope I never have to go into these notes to remember this info. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Šโ—โ—
The worldwide impact has been immeasurable.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/1/2020 9:06 pm

    Quoting ULIXBIG:
    There was so much misinformation and disinformation spread about HIV.
    Thanks for stating the facts.
I agree. The misunderstanding and ignorance of AIDS and HIV is staggering.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/1/2020 9:07 pm

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    Such a great informational blog about World Aids Day, thanks for sharing as everyone should be reading this one..I hope you enjoy a terrific Tuesday..
Seems many want to ignore the ongoing existence of AIDS and HIV.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/1/2020 9:08 pm

    Quoting redrockrascal:
    Since the HIV and Corona viruses came from the animal world it would be wise of humans to be more careful about how we deal with them. Unfortunately that is not likely to happen.
Yes, sadly, you are probably right


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/1/2020 9:09 pm

    Quoting PAWAPh:
    Hey, Sexy.

    *An Interesting and Informative Post*

    Thanks For Sharing!!

    Jack
Thanks for stopping by Jack. Hadn't seen you here in a long time. Be safe!


Solfan55 67M
500 posts
12/2/2020 9:39 am

It's hard to believe that Gaetan Dugas, who was widely regarded as patient zero, has been gone since 1984. It is encouraging that we've come such a long way in a little over 35 years.

Another great, thought provoking post sexyldy! Thank you for sharing it with us.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/2/2020 11:03 am

    Quoting Solfan55:
    It's hard to believe that Gaetan Dugas, who was widely regarded as patient zero, has been gone since 1984. It is encouraging that we've come such a long way in a little over 35 years.

    Another great, thought provoking post sexyldy! Thank you for sharing it with us.
It's important that everyone keep educated and informed that the risks still exist. It's sad that so few took the time to even read what I posted. But I am grateful for those that stopped by and those like yourself who acknowledged I don't post 'fluff'.


trixietrixster 54F  
3125 posts
12/3/2020 12:45 pm

We all need reminders like these - thank you for posting, pretty lady ...

In Luv, Lite, Laffter ...


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/3/2020 7:21 pm

    Quoting trixietrixster:
    We all need reminders like these - thank you for posting, pretty lady ...
Thank you for stopping by and sharing my space.


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