Aids (HIV) Treatment

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MedicYatra provides the best Aids (HIV) Treatment and procedure at its affiliate & trusted hospitals & clinics in various metro cities of India, like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune etc.Our Associate Board certified doctors are extensively trained and vastly experienced and have performed hundreds of such cases at our state of the art JCI accredited hospitals & Clinics. Our aim is to provide you the best of the services at the most affordable costs. Don't forget to say hi at info@medicyatra.com

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Aids (HIV) Treatment

  1. 1. Email: enquiry@medicyatra.comKnow t he FACTS HIV/AIDS October 2009 Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  2. 2. Fact 1 Email: enquiry@medicyatra.com HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infects cells of the immune system and destroys or impairs their function. Infection results in the progressive deterioration of the immune system, breaking down the bodys ability to fend off infections & diseases. AIDS (Acquired immune deficiency syndrome) refers to the most advanced stages of HIV infection, defined by the occurrence of any of more than 20 opportunistic infections or related cancers. Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  3. 3. Email: enquiry@medicyatra.com Fact 2 Ways of HIV transmission: unprotected sexual intercourse (vaginal or anal) or oral sex with an infected person; transfusions of contaminated blood; sharing of contaminated needles, syringes or other sharp instruments; from mother to her baby during pregnancy, childbirth & breastfeeding. Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  4. 4. Email: enquiry@medicyatra.com Fact 3 33 million people live with HIV/AIDS worldwide, the vast majority of whom are in low & middle-income countries. An estimated 2.7 million people were newly infected with the virus in 2007. Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  5. 5. Email: enquiry@medicyatra.com Fact 4 HIV/AIDS is the world’s leading infectious killer. Claiming—to date—more than 25 million lives. 2 million people die every year from HIV/AIDS. Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  6. 6. Email: enquiry@medicyatra.com Fact 5 Combination antiretroviral therapy (ART) prevents the HIV virus from multiplying in the body. If the reproduction of the HIV virus stops, then the bodys immune cells are able to live longer and provide the body with protection from infections. Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  7. 7. Email: enquiry@medicyatra.com Fact 6 About 4 million HIV-positive people had access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) in low- and middle-income countries in 2008. This is a 36% increase in treatment coverage compared to 2007 and a 10- fold increase over 5 years. Global coverage of ART is still low, reaching only 42% of the estimated 9.5 million people who need it. Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  8. 8. Fact 7 Email: enquiry@medicyatra.com More than 2 million children are living with HIV/AIDS, according to 2007 figures. Most of the children live in sub-Saharan Africa & were infected by their HIV-positive mothers during pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding. 1000 children become newly infected with HIV each day. The number of children receiving ART increased from about 75,000 in 2005 to 276,000 in 2008. Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  9. 9. Fact 8 Email: enquiry@medicyatra.com Mother-to-child-transmission is almost entirely avoidable,. Access to preventive interventions remains low in most developing low- & middle-income countries. However, progress has been made. In 2008, 45% of pregnant women living with HIV received antiretrovirals to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the virus, up from 10% in 2004. Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  10. 10. Email: enquiry@medicyatra.com Fact 9 In 2007, more than 450,000 deaths from tuberculosis occurred among people living with HIV. This is equal to nearly a quarter of the estimated 2 million deaths from HIV in that year. Majority of people living with both HIV & TB reside in sub-Saharan Africa (about 80% of cases worldwide), of whom around 1 quarter are in South Africa. Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  11. 11. Fact 10 Email: enquiry@medicyatra.com Some key ways to prevent HIV transmission: abstain from sex, or practice safe sexual behaviors like using condoms; get tested & treated for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV; avoid injecting drugs, or if you do, always use new & disposable needles & syringes; and ensure that any blood or blood products that you might need are tested for HIV. Copyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd
  12. 12. Email: enquiry@medicyatra.com Source: WHOCopyright @ Forever Medic Online Pvt. Ltd

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