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Prostitution and HIV infection. Why is it a concern?

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Prostitution and HIV infection.  Why is it a concern?

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HIV symptoms So what exactly are the symptoms of the HIV virus.

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HIV symptoms So what exactly are the symptoms of the HIV virus.

Firstly let us look at exactly what happens when somebody in Australia is infected with the HIV virus Within a month or two of HIV entering the body, 40% to 90% of people experience flulike symptoms known as acute retroviral syndrome (ARS). The problem here is that inversely it is possible that at least 60 per cent of individuals infected with HIV virus will show no symptoms at all.  Additionally in some cases the HIV symptoms don't appear for years—sometimes even a decade—after infection. As a result…"In the early stages of HIV infection, the most common symptoms are none," says...

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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,...

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What about HIV testing in Australia? Should I get tested for HIV?

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What about HIV testing in Australia? Should I get tested for HIV?

Anyone in Australia of any age, race, sex or sexual orientation can be infected with HIV but you're at the greatest risk of catching HIV/AIDS if you have unprotected sex. Then, the single greatest indicator for HIV testing is if you have had unprotected sex with a partner who you are not certain is HIV negative. Do you know their sexual history? Do you know if they have been tested for HIV? Can you trust the information they give you in relation to their HIV status? As you can see if you have had unprotected sex there is a very compelling reason to...

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HIV. Why should Australia be afraid of sex tourism?

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HIV. Why should Australia be afraid of sex tourism?

With the incidence of HIV infection on the rise in Australia we must look at where the disease is coming from and focus on better education around HIV testing and HIV prevention to prevent this situation. In Australia 2011 showed an 85 % increase in infection rates and over the last 10 years a 50% increase. To solely attribute this to Australians returning from overseas travel with HIV is far from accurate. However we should of course take note to the following realities: -Thailand and Bali are extremely popular destinations for Australians seeking sun, fun and often a sexual encounteror...

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