Do you know what is HIV?

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus.
It is a type of retrovirus that contains RNA as its genetic information and have the enzyme reverse transcriptase.
This virus produce the DNA copy of its RNA when it infects a cell.


AIDS stands for the Acquired Immune Deficiency Symdrome
AIDS is caused by the virus HIV.
It is the advance level of the infection of HIV.
Once the body has reached the level of AIDS....there is NO CURE, ONLY DEATH!!!
But treatments are recommended to prolong the lifespan of the patient.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Visit to 'Rumah Solehah'

The team at work...

The way they move
we are on their schedule
Posing with the residents of Rumah Solehah

Friday, October 23, 2009


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The Questionnaire About AIDS

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Severe symptoms of HIV infection and AIDS may not appear for 10 years and for years leading up to that, a person may not have symptoms of AIDS.
The amount of time it takes for symptoms of AIDS to appear varies from person to person.
Some people may feel and look healthy for years while they are infected with HIV.

HIV Infection

i)extreme weakness or fatigue
ii)rapid weight loss
weight loss
iii)frequent fevers that last for several weeks with no explanation
iv)heavy sweating at night
heavy sweating
v)swollen lymph glands
swollen lymph glands
vi)minor infections that cause skin rashes and mouth, genital, and anal sores
skin rashes
vii)white spots in the mouth or throat
white spot in mouth
viii)chronic diarrhea
ix)a cough that won't go away
x)trouble remembering things
Trouble to remember


i)Pulmonary infections
ii)Gastrointestinal infections
iii)Tumors and malignancies
iv)Neurological and psychiatric involvement

Friday, October 16, 2009


Aids and Sex Education

Educational film about HIV/AIDS being shown in a village in Papua New Guinea.
The world AIDS campaign

Prevention of sexual transmission of HIV

The ABC Rule

-Abstinence for youth, including the delay of sexual debut and abstinence
until marriage.

-Being tested for HIV and being faithful in marriage and monogamous relationships.
-Correct and consistent use of condoms for those who practice high-risk behaviours.

Prevention of HIV through blood

i)The blood need to be screened test first before transfer to another people
ii)Do not share personal things especially shaving blade with HIV patient

Prevention of HIV transmission from Mother To child

i)Avoiding unwanted pregnancies among HIV positive women
ii)Preventing the transmission of HIV from HIV positive mothers to their infants during pregnancy, labour, delivery and breastfeeding.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

How does lifestyle effect the transmission of HIV?

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The way this diseases is transmitted can be divided into two categories:
i)non-sexual transmission
ii)sexual transmission

i)Non-sexual transmission
(A) Sharing Needles
Needles used for injecting:
-Injecting Drugs /Steroids
-Tattooing, body art and piercing.
*If the person who has used the needle is infected with HIV, his or her blood on the needle can infect anyone else who uses the same needle.

(B) Blood Transfusion
i)Blood used for surgery
ii)Blood donations
iii)Organ donations
iv)Cut wounds

(C) Mother to Infant Transmission (MTIT)
If a mother is infected with HIV the virus can be transmitted to the baby:
i)before birth
ii)during the delivery process
iii)from breastfeeding.
iv)delivering by caesarean section

ii)Sexual transmission
Sexual intercourse
i)anal /rectum
ii)vaginal sex - HIV-infected semen, vaginal fluid, or menstrual blood comes into contact with the mucous membranes of the vagina or penis
iii)oral sex
iv)sexually transmitted diseases

*SEXUAL ACTIVITIES: homosexuality, bisexuality, promiscuity, prostitution

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

What is Limulus?

Approaching 2009,we have found a need to cause an awareness on a hell on earth trauma which terrifies human beings,causes deaths and long-life misery known as AIDS.

Our research team has come up with the idea of educating the public from all walks of life about the affects and effects of AIDS among youths.We named ourselves as 'Limulus♠'. It is a creature and in a lay man's term is the horseshoe crab .The scientific name of horseshoe crab is Limulus polyphemus.

This species is unique in structure and shape just like us that are rarely to be found anywhere. They always move together when they migrate from place to place which symbolizes our unity and teamwork. This creature also related to the topic of our research, AIDS. It is a nocturnal animal because it is usually active at night which corresponds with the highest way HIV is transmitted: sexual intercourse, which are very common during the dark. Nevertheless, it also has a very abnormal way of mating where a female horseshoe crab can take up to 14 males to accompany it.

A face hugger is the second stage in the alien's life cycle as what is shown in the Alien Vs Predator(Film). It has eight long finger-like legs which allow it to crawl rapidly, and a long tail adapted for making great leaps. These particular appendages give it an appearance somewhat comparable to chelicerate arthropods such as horseshoe crab and also known as Limulus sp. .