HIV destroys the body by taking over the cells in the body and destroying the immune system. Thus, it makes the body unable to fight the virus. It is still unknown why the body cannot fight it off. Some of the symptoms of HIV are common just like having a flu. HIV is hard to spot and a person can be going in and out of the hospital for checkups due to other symptoms that come up without knowing that they are positive for HIV.

New HIV infections in Singapore have been on the increase in the recent past according to statistics. A lot of the new cases are diagnosed in men having sex with other men. It is really crucial to get diagnosed early with HIV. If you believe that you have put yourself at risk of contracting the disease, you should visit¬†Elyonclinic and ask for an HIV test. If you don’t want to go to your doctors, don’t use that as an excuse to delay. Head to the nearest STI Clinic for an HIV test.

The area should be cleaned with rubbing alcohol as quickly as possible. If another individual is bleeding, the area should be cleaned and immediately bandaged to successfully limit some fluids that people and objects in the area are subjected to.

Data received from studies surrounding Postexposure Prophylaxis have indicated that if this type of treatment is administered within a period of three days after potential exposure, it may successfully combat the chance that the virus will settle into the body.

While there are many different treatments available today that successfully treat the symptoms associated with AIDS and HIV, there is no 100% preventive measure apart from following the basic precautions such as refraining from sex, avoiding substance abuse that involves needles and sharing objects that may contain traces of human body fluids.