"Take big steps to defeat AIDS!"
AIDS, or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, is the last stage of HIV infection. Infection damages and destroys the immune system, which deprives the human body of the ability to resist infections and diseases. It is also a major risk factor for developing tuberculosis.
Free AIDS screening is supported by the state and the National Center for Disease Control. According to a 1988 decision by the World Health Organization and the United Nations General Assembly, December 1 is World HIV / AIDS Day.
We will provide you with some general, important information.
The symptoms of AIDS are:
- Unreasonable rise of temperature for more than 1 month;
- Enlargement of lymph nodes;
- Strong general weakness;
- Dark red spots on the skin and mucous membranes;
- Prolonged pneumonia (inflammation of the lungs) that is not subject to routine treatment;
- Heavy sweating, especially at night;
- White patches on the oral mucosa;
- Abnormalities on the part of the central nervous system.
The AIDS virus is not transmitted:
- By kissing - The virus is so concentrated in saliva that it is virtually impossible to become infected through kissing. Dangerous only if the saliva is followed by a large amount of blood or the oral mucosa is damaged and the virus easily penetrates it;
- Insect bites;
- In the pool, bath, and sauna;
- By seizing the hand;
- Personal hygiene items (towels, dishes) and clothes;
- When donating.
There are several ways to transmit HIV:
- Unprotected sexual contact or sexual contact with an infected person;
- Transfusion of infected blood;
- Use a syringe, needle, or other sharp instrument contaminated with HIV-infected blood;
- Pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding of an infected mother.
If you suspect that you are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus, overcome your emotions and examine yourself for AIDS, because in case of HIV infection it is necessary to:
- Get tested promptly and start specific treatments to stop the disease from progressing;
- Pay more attention to your health, because any concomitant disease against the background of HIV infection is severe and requires proper treatment;
- especially in hepatitis, tuberculosis, and venereal diseases;
- Avoid infecting people close and dear to you.
Under the state program, free AIDS screening is conducted. Also, as part of the elimination program, from May 2015, the population will be able to get free hepatitis C testing. The National Center of Surgery joins World AIDS Day. Keep in mind that stigma causes depression in HIV-positive people; Feelings of exclusion, inferiority, insecurity. Widespread misinformation and false myths about HIV infection or infected individuals negatively affect HIV-positive people. Epidemics appear, spread, and then disappear - they always have a beginning and an end. Do not sow sorrow and pain, do not fight people, fight the virus! In our clinic, as required by the Hippocratic Oath, there is no selection, differentiation, discrimination, and stigmatization of AIDS patients. We do not judge by stereotypes, we reach out to patients against whom aggression and fear intensify in society. The National Center of Surgery allows any patient with AIDS to use all the services of a multidisciplinary clinic.
Wish you health!