How Contagious is Monkeypox?

How Contagious is Monkeypox?

Monkeypox is a viral illness which can be contracted by infected people, animals, or objects that have been touched. Sores and scabs are particularly infectious. It can also be transmitted vertically, meaning from mothers to their unborn children. In Africa it is...
What is the likelihood of getting HIV from sexual intercourse?

What is the likelihood of getting HIV from sexual intercourse?

What is the likelihood of contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, from sexual intercourse? The following table shows the rough estimates: Vaginal sex, female to male, without condom.04%Vaginal sex, male to female, without condom.08%Receptive anal sex, without...
What is the likelihood of getting HIV from sexual intercourse?

Exposed to HIV –What to do?

Exposure to HIV, the virus that in the late state causes AIDS, does not necessarily mean developing the disease. While most exposures do not lead to an infection, being treated within 72 hours of exposure, the sooner the better, can give patients an even better chance...
What is the likelihood of getting HIV from sexual intercourse?

What Is the Life Expectancy of HIV Positive Persons?

Thanks to medical science, being infected with HIV is no longer a death sentence. With proper care HIV patients can have a normal life expectancy. Importantly, new cases of HIV should be treated as early as possible with highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART)....
Is The Covid-19 Antibody Test Right For You?

Is The Covid-19 Antibody Test Right For You?

With the Covid-19 virus still around, there is a need for accurate information regarding the type of Covid-19 tests available, and whether one is required.    In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers official...
Covid-19 Vaccines: What You Need To Know

Covid-19 Vaccines: What You Need To Know

The Covid-19 pandemic has wrecked lives and livelihoods, and last year in 2020, pharmaceutical companies all across the globe have been racing to produce vaccines that can save lives and halt the spread of the virus. The world now has a few leading Covid-19 vaccines...