A Modern HIV Diagnosis

August 11, 2018 Rodney Hanson 0

It was one chance in 200,000. Less than that really, the number of new cases per year is less than 200,000. The diagnosis is still shocking. It is a gut punch, that for a while leaves you breathless, or so Danny said when they told him. He said his brain went in two opposite directions at the same time. The …

Living With HIV Today

August 11, 2018 Rodney Hanson 0

If you live in the U.S.A. one of the first things you see when you look up HIV is it is classified as rare. In this sense rare has an exact meaning; it means there are less than 200,000 new cases per year. Amazing though it is, HIV is in the same category as tuberculosis or cystic fibrosis.

I don’t …

How to Assist Friends and Family with HIV/AIDS

August 11, 2018 Rodney Hanson 0

HIV/AIDS is one of those things that, unless you’re affected by it, it’s not talked about too much. In today’s world, people are much more accepting and caring about people who may have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS – it’s no longer the “scary disease” that it was back in the 1980’s. But, people with HIV/AIDS still struggle with issues like …

HIV: Now What?

August 11, 2018 Rodney Hanson 0

In the vast population of the world, many people have contracted HIV, human immunodeficiency virus. HIV is commonly acquired through unprotected anal and vaginal sexual intercourse and recreational drug users who share needles. Depending on where the person resides, and their access to medical care, their life expectancy can be affected exponentially. Now having been told you’re HIV positive, here’s …

What is HIV?

August 10, 2018 Rodney Hanson 0

Such fear from three letters, yet a horrifying reality many generations have dealt with knowingly and unknowingly. To start, what is HIV exactly? HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. In layman’s terms, this virus attacks the body’s immune system slowly over time which makes it more difficult for the body to fight off infections and diseases.

How does one get