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HIV infection rate increase and testing in Australia

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HIV infection rate increase and testing in Australia

HIV infection rate in Australia is at its highest in 20 years with an increase of 10 percent according to the report released by Kirby Institute of New South Wales. The rapid increase of diagnosed HIV cases has turned it into an epidemic. Studies conducted by the institute found out that 1,253 new cases were added in 2012. The number is still going to rise given that there are still an estimated number of 10 to 25 percent of people infected with HIV who remain undiagnosed. Sexual contact among homosexual men is the main contributor to the rise of HIV...

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HIV testing in Australia and how to tell if you have HIV.

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HIV testing in Australia and how to tell if you have HIV.

Many people grow concerned that they may have the HIV virus when experiencing typical flu symptoms or other symptoms they believe connected to HIV.  If that individual recalls a prior sexual encounter that involved unprotected sex and therefore put that individual at risk of HIV infection then this can be a cause of great concern and anxiety in relation to the medical symptoms they are experiencing. To resolve this anxiety and concern it is important to remember that there are no certain symptoms that would categorically identify the HIV virus.  Some individuals may in fact show no symptoms at all...

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The HIV situation in Australia is getting worse?

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The HIV situation in Australia is getting worse?

And remember, this is diagnosed cases, it does not calculate people who have HIV and do not know as it shows no set symptoms and can go undetected from many years. It also does not count those who know butt have not been medically diagnosed within Australia.   Wiki. “On 19 October 2010, The Sydney Morning Herald reported that 21,171 Australians have HIV, with 1,050 new cases diagnosed in 2009. The Sydney Morning Herald also reported that 63% of Australians living with HIV were men. On 17 October 2012, The Daily Telegraph reported that up to 35,000 Australians have HIV, with 1,137 new cases” That translates...

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HIV test kits, options and evaluations

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HIV test kits, options and evaluations

Let us look at what is available in the market place for HIV test kits. Diagnosis of HIV infection generally focuses on detecting the antibody to HIV. These are the test kits offered in Australia by online suppliers such as Head Start Testing and in the UK by Freedom Testing. These test kits are extremely accurate and can be used without medical supervision but they require that the individual has produced HIV antibodies in reaction to being infected with the HIV virus. With an antibody test the window period is expected to be between 4 and 12 weeks although the...

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HIV Symptoms- Get yourself tested today!

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HIV Symptoms- Get yourself tested today!

More than half of this planet is affected with HIV virus that has killed more than a billion of earth’s population till date. This virus results in people getting affected with Aids, a disease that slows down your immunity and makes you susceptible to various dangerous and life threatening illnesses. Aids is directly related to HIV but a person infected with this virus need not have Aids at all. HIV is quite difficult to detect but one must take care to check for the following if he or she thinks something is wrong with their health. For example: one most...

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