My Story About How Not Dealing With My Mental Health Issues Held Me Back In My Day to Day Life

I started Paxil not long after giving birth to my daughter.  It was supposed to help me deal with the depression after finding out about my husband’s affair and with my HIV diagnosis.   1,889 more words

HIV Advocacy


The condition spreads through contact with an infected person or a contaminated object.
Though painless, the small bumps might itch. Scratched bumps can spread infection to surrounding skin. 244 more words

WHO updates fact sheet on HIV/AIDS (20 July 2017)

The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its fact sheet on HIV/AIDS.

Background Information:

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) targets the immune system and weakens people’s defence systems against infections and some types of cancer. 1,266 more words


A Closer Look at the Anthropology of Contemporary North America Series

The Anthropology of Contemporary North America Series is one of UNP’s newest initiatives. The aim of this series is to publish teachable, empirically rich, and conceptually innovative books that contribute to the comparative anthropology of North America, emphasizing ethnographic approaches to contemporary subject matter. 287 more words

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Drug-Resistant HIV Is On the Rise

In a new report, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns that resistance to the drugs used to treat HIV is on the rise.

According to the latest WHO HIV Drug Resistance report, six out of 11 countries surveyed reported that more than 10% of people who are starting antiretroviral therapy in their country have a strain of the virus that’s resistant to the drugs used to treat it. 322 more words


Your body produces millions of skin, nail and hair cells over the course of your lifetime. Every day, the body transforms raw materials from food into keratin, a tough protein that is the basic building block of hair, skin and nails. 143 more words


The condition occurs when white blood cells attack the cells in hair follicles, causing them to shrink and dramatically slow down hair production. It is unknown precisely what causes the body’s immune system to target hair follicles in this way. 140 more words