CAN HIV BE PREVENTED
IS THE ONLY CURE FOR HIV / AIDS
is simple easy and the only answer we have got today unless we find some
cure. HIV can be easily prevented by adopting simple measures such as:
safe sex is ‘no sex’; all other practices like masturbation, cuddling,
hugging, rubbing, sticking to one partner or using condom if one cannot
avoid multiple partners are safer sex practices.
use of blood and use only pretested HIV free blood or blood product.
your doctors and nurses to use sterile or disposable needles and
taking any major step in life like marriage or having child ascertain that
you are HIV free.
RAZOR AND BLADE:
share your shaving blades with anyone and also ask your barber to use
properly cleansed razor and new blade during shaving or hair cut.
(Although the risk of getting infection from a saloon is minimal)
OF HIV / AIDS PATIENT
attitude, family and public support
should be advised to take adequate rest and diet rich in proteins and
should be advised not to donate blood or organs
should be advised to use condom with any sexual partner
far as possible patient should avoid eating outside food
should be encouraged to give up all habits i.e. smoking, alcohol or
chewing pan or tobacco
should drink boiled water
should be advised to do regular exercise or yoga
patients follow above general care tips they can live 1-2 year longer.
treatment of common problems like fever, cough, diarrhea etc. from
detection and treatment of opportunistic infections like TB etc.
anti-HIV drugs which prevent the spread of the virus and can postphone
various complications are now available at selected places in market and
few of them are also manufactured in India e.g. AZT, 3TC, D4T, Saquinavir,
ddc, nevirapine etc. But these medicines are very costly and in India 90%
of HIV patients cannot even think of them. One year expenses of good
comminations of these drugs and blood testing comes to around 1.5 to 2.5
lacs. These medicines can prolong the life of the patient but not cure
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