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Sunday, March 25, 2012

HIV / AIDS need to know teens

Cases of HIV / AIDS in Indonesia more alarming. In Indonesia, the cumulative cases of HIV and AIDS from January 1987 until March 31, 2009 consisted of 6668 HIV cases, 16 964 AIDS cases.
The cumulative proportion of AIDS cases by age group, among others under the age of one year to reach 135, ages one to four years to reach 175, ages five to fourteen years to reach 88.
Aged fifteen to nineteen years to reach 522, the age of twenty to twenty-nine-year reached 8567 cases. While the age of 30 to 39 years to reach 4997, aged 40 to 49 years to reach 1427, aged 50 to 59 years to reach 404, age over 60 years to reach 91, and unknown patient reaches the age of 558 cases.
From these data, teenage patient and productive enough. This is alarming. Most teens consider HIV as a disease that is not dangerous. Worse yet, a lot of understanding among HIV / AIDS. Let's look at 5 facts about HIV / AIDS that must be known to teenagers:
A. HIV does not discriminate
Since the HIV epidemic began 20 years ago, the stereotypes that circulate in the community about people with HIV are gay men, drug users and commercial sex workers was the one who gets that label. In fact, everyone can get HIV, from old age, young, rich, poor, women, men, and children - children and from a wide range of professions.
2. Oral sex is not as safe as diipikir
Oral sex is often considered a way of "safe" sexual intercourse. In fact, based on the study, infected body fluids such as semen and vaginal secretions containing high concentrations of the HIV virus can enter the bloodstream through the mucous membranes of the mouth.
3. Do not just worry about pregnancy
Many teens believe, one - the only risk of unprotected sex is pregnancy. Therefore dipakailah birth control pills, oral sex and ejaculation outside to prevent pregnancy. In fact, many things to worry about than pregnancy, the presence of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) like syphilis, herpes, including HIV that can be life threatening.
4. Sometimes people do not say we did not know the truth and reality
Think for a moment the sentence above. How many people are recognizing that they have HIV when asked by his new partner? How many people are recognizing their sexual lives when they get to know someone new? How many people are really - really know their HIV status and health status of people - people with them before? A statement "My partner did not have HIV" can only be accepted if accompanied by proof of negative HIV test. Ask to clear their HIV status and ask them to do the tests as evidence.
5. There is no cure for the killer
Although people with HIV / AIDS (PLWHA) to live longer thanks to antiretroviral drugs, these drugs do not cure. If any of these drugs protect from opportunistic infections is not "cut corners" of HIV infection. These drugs even cause side effects such as diarrhea, excessive fatigue, flushing, nausea and vomiting.
So, you should think about before you go too far and ruin your future, because HIV is a "silent killer", the silent killer that will definitely make you regret in the future because of it.
by Dr. Intan Airlina Febiliawanti
Source: WebMD

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