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Prevention of HIV/AIDS

Prevention of HIV/AIDS:

Methods of prevention of HIV/AIDS mentioned in various sources includes those listed below. This prevention information is gathered from various sources, and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of HIV/AIDS.

Medical news about treatments for HIV/AIDS

These medical news articles may be relevant to HIV/AIDS treatment:

Research Medications for Treating HIV/AIDS

Some medications in the research for treatment of HIV/AIDS include:

Clinical Trials for HIV/AIDS

Some of the clinical trials for HIV/AIDS include:

Curable Types of HIV/AIDS

Possibly curable or rare types of HIV/AIDS include:

  • Pneumocystitis carinii pneumonia related HIV
  • Tuberculosis related HIV
  • Toxoplasmosis related HIV
  • more curable types...»

Rare Types of HIV/AIDS:

Some rare types of HIV/AIDS include:

  • Pneumocystitis carinii pneumonia related HIV
  • Tuberculosis related HIV
  • Toxoplasmosis related HIV
  • Kaposi sarcoma related HIV
  • Cryptosporidiosis related HIV
  • more rare types...»

Treatments for HIV/AIDS

Treatments to consider for HIV/AIDS may include:

  • Nucleoside reverse transcriptase (RT) inhibitors - also called nucleoside analogs
    • Zidovudine (AZT) - also called ZDV
    • Zalcitibine (ddC)
    • Didanosine (ddI)
  • more treatments...»

Prevention of HIV/AIDS:

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention: DSTD (Excerpt)

Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the development of effective HIV prevention programs for persons with high-risk sexual behaviors . (Source: excerpt from The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention: DSTD)

HIV Infection and AIDS, An Overview, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID (Excerpt)

Because no vaccine for HIV is available, the only way to prevent infection by the virus is to avoid behaviors that put a person at risk of infection, such as sharing needles and having unprotected sex.

Many people infected with HIV have no symptoms. Therefore, there is no way of knowing with certainty whether a sexual partner is infected unless he or she has repeatedly tested negative for the virus and has not engaged in any risky behavior.

People should either abstain from having sex or use male latex condoms or female polyurethane condoms, which may offer partial protection, during oral, anal, or vaginal sex. Only water-based lubricants should be used with male latex condoms.

Although some laboratory evidence shows that spermicides can kill HIV, researchers have not found that these products can prevent a person from getting HIV.

The risk of HIV transmission from a pregnant woman to her baby is significantly reduced if she takes AZT during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, and her baby takes it for the first six weeks of life. (Source: excerpt from HIV Infection and AIDS, An Overview, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Prevention Claims: HIV/AIDS

Information on prevention of HIV/AIDS comes from many sources. There are some sources that claim preventive benefits for many different diseases for various products. We may present such information in the hope that it may be useful, however, in some cases claims of HIV/AIDS prevention may be dubious, invalid, or not recognized in mainstream medicine. Please discuss any treatment, discontinuation of treatment, or change of treatment plans with your doctor or professional medical specialist.

 

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