Knocking The Bottom Out Of HIV/AIDS Myth | Genericday
As HIV is often associated with loss of face and loss of pride, the people who acquire it don’t like to disclose it.
Where are we proceeding as a human?
HIV/AIDS should be seen with the unbiased purview much like any other disease such as cancer or diabetes.
The myths encapsulating HIV have further degraded the standard of living, and a strong point of view will surely bust them.
So, let’s quickly shoot down some of these myths in the given part.
- You will die soon if you don’t take HIV medicine.
Thirty years ago, HIV was a life-threatening disease as it scared the hell out of the afflicted patients.
However, the myth that you will die within a few weeks or months after the diagnosis is a misleading statement.
The diagnosis of infection takes months, and we’re pretty sure that you won’t succumb within that period.
The rate of death is directly proportional to the number of CD4 cells in the body— the white blood cells which fend off HIV.
A normal body CD4 count ranges between 500 to 1500; howbeit, the affected body has less than 200.
These cells may take years to decline, and in somebody, they may take 5 to 10 years to decay without medication.
Therefore, you aren’t dying too early without medical assistance.
- HIV dose volume can be skipped.
Of course, you can skip HIV medication dose but why would you do it intentionally?
The medication of HIV takes care of the virus and don’t let it multiply under the enzyme’s influence.
The ANT and protease inhibitor drugs are developed to manage HIV, and right from the onset to metabolic phase, the effectivity of the pill prevails.
Ask your medical advisor about the dosing interval.
Depending on the kind of the case and dosage volume and intensity, the dose can be divided into intervals like 2, 4, 8, or 24 hours.
If you have missed the dose unintentionally, take it as soon as you remember about it.
Make sure that in the coming days, you get back to the recommended dosage schedule.
With frequently avoiding the dosage, the viruses get the homegrown environment for replication, and they will dominate your medicine despite administering them.
The situation would eventually compel you to take higher dosage volume which would either be costlier or may have more significant side-effects on your body.
- A healthy HIV positive person doesn’t need medication.
It’s a cherry on dung when you are healthy and have HIV infection— of no use unless you treat and have it.
Since the symptoms of HIV may take 8 to 10 years to reflect on your health, it’s possible that by the time you detect it, you will lose your health.
Not today, not tomorrow, but someday, the symptoms will turn aggressive, and your health will degrade.
As CD4 cells take years to degrade in some instances, the late detection of HIV still needs medication.
Of course, the HIV drugs wouldn’t gift you immortality; nonetheless, you will get enough power to stretch your life which you wouldn’t get otherwise.
- You will compulsorily get HIV if you have unprotected sex.
Although it’s one of the most dangerous myths, it should continue to stay as it is.
It shouldn’t be debunked because it’s a boon in the curse.
The fear that unprotected sex with an HIV patient contributes undoubtedly to transferring the virus drives us to wear condoms before sex.
The myth does more good than the bad.
In several controlled clinical reviews, it got revealed that the anal sex— the most dangerous form of sex which leads to HIV only affects one person out of 909 sexual encounters (in the circumcised penis) and 1 out of every 161 sexual sessions.
The percentage is less than a percent.
In a broader sense, if you share the bed with HIV positive patient, you will have to have sex for 161 times to catch the virus.
But we hope you don’t ease up with such low probability because we are humans and we love ignoring prospects.
Hold on; we aren’t done yet— we are coming up with the next section.