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Your Guide to HIV Protection and Awareness


You may have heard of the acronym “HIV” before. However, most families do not even talk about this because it makes them awkward and scared.

It is time to break the silence and norms as Health Delivery Pharmacy shares with you all the information you need to know about the said virus.

  • HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus
    As we all know, our body is capable of producing blood cells. Among the blood cells we produce are the red blood cells and the white blood cells.

    Red blood cells are responsible for transporting nutrients all over our body. It is also tasked to remove the carbon dioxide from your body. White blood cells, on the other hand, are the soldiers of our body. They are in charge of keeping bad bacteria and viruses out by fighting them.

    HIV is a virus. It attacks our immune system making us susceptible to disease. They kill our white blood cells particularly our T-helper cells. And being unprotected from diseases is the least that could happen to us.

  • The virus can be found in one’s blood, semen, breast milk, and vaginal and anal fluids.
    The main cause of contact of this virus is through sexual intercourse. However, there are cases where infants can get it from their mother when the mothers breastfeed their children.

    But being in the same room with someone who has this virus does not mean you can have the disease as well. It turns out that HIV cannot be transmitted via urine, saliva or even sweat.

  • There are many ways you can protect yourself from the virus.
    Since you can acquire HIV through sexual intercourse, the most responsible way you can do is to have protected sex. Using male or female condom is one of the most effective ways of preventing the spread of HIV.

    Another way to secure yourself from the virus is to use a clean needle or syringe. The virus can be transmitted through this equipment especially if you share them with someone who has the infection.

  • There is a treatment for people infected with the virus.
    If a person finds out he or she has HIV, it is not the end of the world for them. They can go for antiretroviral treatment so they can continue living a healthy and normal life. This treatment is available in some pharmacies like Health Delivery Pharmacy.

    It is also not too late for women who are expecting to eliminate the risk of passing the virus to their child. There are effective HIV treatments for them so that the child can develop in their womb without any complications.

    The treatment can be more effective if the patient consulted their doctors early.

HIV is a topic we all have to talk about in order to avoid it. If you have more questions about this virus, feel free to leave a comment. We hope other people who are reading the blog have something to share that will help you get through your difficult health situation.

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