causes of HIV

HIV – How To Live-Well With It?

By Dr. Sridhar Billa, General Physician The human immunodeficiency virus, better known as HIV, is a lentivirus (a specific type of virus) which overtime causes AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). HIV spreads when an infected person engages in intercourse or through infected blood transfusions. The common symptoms in HIV patients are chronic fatigue, rapid…

5 Lifestyle Choices HIV Patients Can Opt For To Be Healthy

By Dr. Ishwar Gilada, HIV Specialist, The human immunodeficiency virus, better known as HIV, is a lentivirus (a specific type of virus) which overtime causes AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). HIV spreads when an infected person engages in intercourse or through infected blood transfusions. The common symptoms in HIV patients are chronic fatigue, rapid…

Is It Safe to Have Sex During Your Period?

  By Dr. Shamik Das , Sexology Many couples feel anxious about making love during periods because in India, we have been culturally conditioned to believe that menstruation is something dirty. From a medical point of view, sexual intercourse during menstruation is considered to be completely normal. However, most people prefer to refrain…

HIV vs. AIDS – What’s the Difference?

By Dr Ajay Kumar Pujala, General Physician HIV is an infectious virus, on the other hand, AIDS is a medical condition caused by the HIV virus. One becomes infected with HIV virus without succumbing to AIDS and there are many people who survive for many years with HIV without getting affected with…

Healthy Lifestyle Choices For People With HIV

By Dr. Vishwas Madhav Thakur, General Physician The human immunodeficiency virus, better known as HIV, is a lentivirus (a specific type of virus) which overtime causes AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). HIV spreads when an infected person engages in intercourse or through infected blood transfusions. The common symptoms in HIV patients are chronic…

HIV/AIDS- Activities That Put You At Risk

By Dr Ajay Kumar Pujala , General Physician The transmission of HIV Virus from an infected person to a healthy person can only take place through an immediate contact with bodily liquid or discharge, such as: a) Blood (along with menstrual blood) b) Vaginal discharge c) Rectal Fluids d) Cum/Semen/Precum/Ejaculate e) Breast…

HIV/AIDS- Symptoms, Treatments, Prevention

By Dr Ajay Kumar Pujala , General Physician The human immunodeficiency virus or HIV is a virus that affects the immune system of your body eventually leading to an advanced state of the disease known as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS. The HIV virus is divided into two types, viz. HIV-1 and…