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  • Przebieg zakażenia HIV | Pozytywne Życie

    The course of HIV infection What is happening in your body? HIV is the human immunodeficiency (compromised) virus that may or may not cause the development of AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome). Nowadays, you can live normally with HIV, thanks to antiretroviral therapy. She made it possible to treat HIV as a chronic disease . To better understand what is happening in your body, see how HIV infection proceeds untreated. Remember, however, that treatment at any stage reduces the risk of developing AIDS. If you start taking your medications early enough, you will never come to the stage of AIDS. Routes of HIV infection BY THE BLOOD IN SEXUAL CONTACT FROM MOTHER TO CHILD through the blood In Poland, it is practically impossible to get infected in health care facilities, through transfusion of blood or blood products. However, the use of common needles and syringes for various reasons carries a high risk. If you use injection equipment, remember never to share it with others . in sexual contacts not all sexual activity is equally risky, if you are passive in contact, the risk of HIV infection increases for heterosexual women, any type of sex is more risky compared to heterosexual men, anal contacts are the most risky sexual contact, condom, PrEP and PEP are agents proven to be effective in radically reducing the risk of HIV infection, as well as treatment in an HIV partner. from an HIV-infected mother to a child During pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding. Currently, the chances of having a healthy baby born to a woman who knows about her infection, , are almost 100%. Course of untreated HIV infection Primary infection Symptoms may or may not appear 2-3 weeks after infection, but be aware that: the symptoms are very non-specific, they may resemble the flu or other infectious diseases, at this time in the body of the infected person, there are no anti-HIV antibodies in such quantity that can be detected by tests, symptoms of primary infection, regardless of their number and severity, disappear without treatment, During this period, we observe very high levels of HIV viral load and a decrease in the number of CD4 lymphocytes. This is the time when the risk of infecting another person is high. All this makes HIV infection extremely difficult to diagnose at this stage. The asymptomatic stage During this period, a certain state is created the balance between HIV and the immune system increases CD4 lymphocyte count, HIV viral load decreases, but HIV continues to multiply! During this time, no disease symptoms are observed. This stage can last up to 8-10 years, depending on the organism. during this period, you can also pass your infection on, The symptomatic stage the appearing symptoms are also not very characteristic - symptoms of skin diseases may appear (or intensify), fever (temperature above 38.5oC) may occur, the causes of which cannot be explained for over a month, diarrhea, unplanned weight loss, etc. , There is a further systematic decrease in CD4 lymphocytes and an increase in HIV viral load. AIDS Recognized is when an infected person develops one of the AIDS indicator diseases_cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d: these are the so-called opportunistic infections - infectious diseases that use the "opportunity" to attack a person with HIV-weakened immune (immune) system, and also tumors.

  • Jestem osobą z penisem | Akademia Pozytywnego Życia

    I am a person living with HIV The response to antiretroviral therapy and the course of infection are gender independent. When living with HIV, you don't have to give up sexual activity, family or social life. Are you a man who has sexual relations with men? Find out here how to take care of your sexual health when you are HIV positive. What is happening in your body? Want to read more about HIV infection? Click below or go to the "Course of HIV infection" tab. See more What will the doctor ask about during the first visit? This is a text paragraph. This is a great place to describe your business, website, or what you do. Use this space to add information that will be useful to your users, write about your philosophy or journey, and describe what sets you apart from others. Add a photo or video to arouse even more interest. More HIV and other STIs Did you know that the risk of HIV infection during receptive anal sex is up to 3%. In the second, it works similarly. If you are HIV positive and have undetectable viremia, great! However, remember that there are other sexually transmitted infections besides HIV that you are still exposed to. Despite the fact that you can heal most of them, they are not indifferent to your body. Also, be mindful of your partners' health. If you are not using a condom and are in contact with more than one person, you can pass the infection from one person to another. The condom is still one of the best protection against STI infection. Chemsex and HIV Do you happen to take drugs? Take care of them when you live with HIV. Your ARV medications can raise the levels of certain psychoactive substances in your body to unsafe levels. GO TO PAGE Don't underestimate depression and anxiety. Let me help you. Did you know that MSM is more than twice as likely to suffer from recurrent depression at some point in their life, and they experience panic disorder almost three times more often than the general population? In HIV-infected people, the percentage of both disorders is even higher. If: you feel sad, anxious, anxious, guilty, you are more tearful you have a drop in mood, nothing makes you happy, you lack energy, you suffer from sleep disorders (problems falling asleep, waking up in the morning, excessive sleepiness), your appetite has changed (increased or decreased), you have thoughts of suicide. And these symptoms persist for more than 3 months, contact a psychotherapist, psychiatrist or psychologist. You don't have to deal with it alone. Specialists will help you deal with the disease and, if necessary, prescribe appropriate medications. Are you looking for psychological support? Check the offer of non-governmental organizations. Check Get tested regularly! Cancer prevention in women living with HIV Testicular cancer prevention Testicular cancer is most common in men between the ages of 20 and 30. The risk of its development in men living with HIV is 2.5 times higher than in the HIV population (-). ​ Do a test of the testicles yourself once a month. Once a year, it is worth going to a urologist who will do it professionally. Penile cancer prevention Penile cancer is 5-6 times more common in HIV-infected men compared to uninfected men. Antiretroviral therapy has no influence on the risk of developing it. ​ Proper hygiene and observation of the penis - see a urologist if there are any changes in the penis. Anal cancer prevention HPV infection is the main cause of cancer of the anus and condylomata acuminata. ​ Digital rectal examination every 1-3 years - If you have regular receptive anal contacts without a condom. Regular manual examination of the anal canal with a finger (2 cm). Vaccination for HPV - consider having an HPV vaccination if you are under 45 years of age. Currently, a vaccine is recommended to prevent infection with serotypes 6, 11, 16 and 18 (quadrivalent) or 6, 11, 16, 18, 31, 33, 45, 52, 58 (nine valent). The most important information to remember If you are seropositive, use contraception. Some drugs can interact with ARVs, so always notify your doctor about your drug treatment. By living with HIV, you can get pregnant and give birth to a healthy baby. By taking your medication regularly, you won't pass HIV to another person through sexual contact.

  • Wesprzyj nas | Akademia Pozytywnego Życia

    Generosity pays off Students on the way to success The donations that the Academy of Positive Life receives are allocated to our operating budget. They support the implementation of basic programs, and at the same time inspire our students to always strive for something more. By joining the community of our institution, you directly help students achieve intellectual, emotional and social success. This is what the Academy is for.

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