HIV: What's Safe, What's Not?

Thanks to concerted efforts by international agencies, NGOs and the government, the awareness about HIV and AIDS has grown over the years. Yet, it is a truth that the disease remains shrouded in unanswered questions, myths, and misconceptions. It is also often perceived as “someone else’s problem”, something that does not concern us or our loved ones directly. As we observe the World AIDS Day on the 1st of December it is a good idea to see if we know enough about HIV and if we are actually putting our knowledge into action in the course of day to day living.
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How to wear a Condom

Condoms are the only form of protection that can both help to stop the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as HIV and prevent pregnancy.
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Sexual Myths and Facts

Sex is a normal part of healthy adult life, but it is seldom discussed openly. Scientifically valid sources of information on sex are far and few. No wonder there are a multitude of sexual myths and misconceptions floating around. We are listing some common sexual myths and facts.
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Top Tips 10 to Revive your Sex Life

Losing the sex drive can feel very depressing and can cause lots of problems in any relationships. There are some practical tips on reviving sex drive.
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10 Facts about Intercourse during Periods

Many men and women feel anxious about having sex during periods because we have been culturally conditioned to believe that menstruation is something dirty. There are also many misconceptions about the medical aspects of sex during periods. Medically, it is normal to have sex during periods. The safe sex practices required to avoid pregnancy and STDs when a woman is not menstruating should also be used during periods.
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How to tackle premature ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is the most common sexual dysfunction in men below 40 years of age. However, it can be treated with behavioral change, psychological change, and also the use of some medications. Squeeze technique and start-stop method have helped a lot of men. You should know the common myths and facts around premature ejaculation to deal with it better.
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Female Condoms Enabling women to protect themselves

Just like the male condom, the female condom is a sheath lining the vagina that needs to be worn by a woman during intercourse. A female condom called FC1, manufactured by the Female Health Company (FHC), was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1993. It is available under different brand names in different countries including Reality, Femidom, Dominique, Femy, Myfemy, Protectiv? and Care. In 2005, the manufacturers of FC1 came up with a new lower-cost, second-generation female condom called FC2. Another type of female condom called the VA Female Condom is made of latex, a material commonly used for making male condoms.
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Tests and diagnosis of HIV/AIDS

HIV tests are used to detect the presence of the human immunodeficiency virus in serum, saliva, or urine. Such tests may detect HIV antibodies, antigens, and nucleic acids. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages voluntary HIV testing as a routine part of medical care for all adults age 13- 64 yrs.
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Opportunistic Infections of HIV

HIV/AIDS doesn't kill anybody directly. Instead, it weakens the body's ability to fight disease. It?s the opportunistic infections are more dangerous than HIV infection. Many of these infections are very serious, and they need to be treated. Some can be prevented.
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Risk factors for HIV/AIDS

hiv/253657?iL=true" >AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is a disease caused by a virus called HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Anyone of any age, race, sex or sexual orientation can be infected with HIV. Sex and drugs/alcohol interact in many ways to increase a person's risk of getting or giving HIV
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