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Hepatitis C

The hepatitis c virus is an rna containing flavivirus which cannot yet be grown but which can infect primates.humans seem to be the sole source of infection and inoculation with blood or blood products isthe best recognised mode of transmission. Hcv caused over 90% of post transusion hepatitis before serological tests allowed the screening of […]

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is the most common of the seven known types of viral hepatitis. Infection with the hepatitis A virus leads to inflammation of the liver, but complications are rarely serious. How hepatitis A is spread The hepatitis A virus (HAV) is found in the faeces of someone infected with the virus. It only takes […]

HIV, AIDS and School

Across the world, schools play a major role in shaping the attitudes, opinions and (perhaps most importantly) the behaviour of young people. Today‚Äôs generation of school children have been born into a world where AIDS is a harsh, unavoidable reality – a situation that their time at school can help them to prepare for. As […]

Teens and Condoms

Why do people always talk about condoms? Because if you want to have sex with someone, they’re important! Sex can be great, but there are risks involved. Aside from all the emotional issues, you can catch infections, and a woman can become pregnant. If you don’t want to end up in a STD clinic or […]

AIDS: Sex and Teens

What’s the big deal about HIV/AIDS? It’s easy to think that AIDS is something for other people to worry about – gay people, drug users, people who sleep around. This is wrong – all teens, whoever they are, wherever they live need to take the threat of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, seriously. To […]

Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis Overview Cirrhosis is a chronic (ongoing, long-term) disease of the liver. It means damage to the normal liver tissue that keeps this important organ from working as it should. If the damage is not stopped, the liver gradually loses its ability to carry out its normal functions. This is called liver failure, sometimes referred […]

HIV & AIDS

What Is It? AIDS is one of the most serious, deadly diseases in human history. More than 20 years ago, doctors in the United States identified the first cases of AIDS in San Francisco and New York. Now there are an estimated 42 million people living with HIV or AIDS worldwide, and more than 3 […]