*Written by Wilson Ng*
It’s World AIDS Day Today! Mark your calendar, 1st Dec every year and spread the word!
World AIDS Day, observed December 1 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. It is common to hold memorials to honor persons who have died from HIV/AIDS on this day. Government and health officials also observe the event, often with speeches or forums on the AIDS topics. Since 1995, the President of the United States has made an official proclamation on World AIDS Day. Governments of other nations have followed suit and issued similar announcements.
AIDS has killed more than 25 million people between 1981 and 2007, and an estimated 33.2 million people worldwide live with HIV as of 2007, making it one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history. Despite recent, improved access to antiretroviral treatment and care in many regions of the world, the AIDS epidemic claimed an estimated 2 million lives in 2007, of which about 270,000 were children.
Many might not concern about this, but a bit of stats will not hurt right? Below are the statistics of HIV, AIDS cases in Malaysia.
NO. OF NEW HIV INFECTIONS, AIDS CASES AND AIDS DEATHS BY GENDER PER YEAR REPORTED IN MALAYSIA
(From 1986 until December 2008)
As you can see we can always prevent this! The simplest way is safe, wear a condom. Practise safe sex and also learn more about sex education. We can prevent this! Not just HIV or AIDS and also countless STD (Sexual Transmitted Diseases) like below:
- Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)—not officially an STD but affected by sexual activity.
- Chancroid (Haemophilus ducreyi)
- Donovanosis (Granuloma inguinale or Calymmatobacterium granulomatis)
- Gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae)
- Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) (Chlamydia trachomatis serotypes L1, L2, L3. See Chlamydia)
- Non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU) (Ureaplasma urealyticum or Mycoplasma hominis)
- Staphylococcal infection (Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA)—Sexually transmissible.
- Syphilis (Treponema pallidum)
- Adenoviruses thought to contribute to obesity—venereal fluids (also fecal & respiratory fluids)
- Viral hepatitis (Hepatitis B virus)—saliva, venereal fluids.
(Note: Hepatitis A and Hepatitis E are transmitted via the fecal-oral route; Hepatitis C (liver cancer) is rarely sexually transmittable, and the route of transmission of Hepatitis D (only if infected with B) is uncertain, but may include sexual transmission.  )
- Herpes Simplex (Herpes simplex virus (1, 2)) skin and mucosal, transmissible with or without visible blisters
- HIV/ AIDS (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)—venereal fluids
- HTLV 1, 2—venereal fluids
- Genital warts (“low risk” types of Human papillomavirus HPV)—skin and muscosal, transmissible with or without visible warts
- Cervical cancer, anal cancer (“high risk” types of Human papillomavirus HPV)—skin and muscosal
- Molluscum contagiosum (molluscum contagiosum virus MCV)—close contact
- Kaposi’s sarcoma (Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus KSHV – Herpes 8)—saliva
Sexually transmitted enteric infections
Various bacterial (Shigella, Campylobacter, or Salmonella), viral (Hepatitis A, Adenoviruses), or parasitic (Giardia or amoeba) pathogens are transmitted by sexual practices that promote anal-oral contamination (fecal-oral). Sharing sex toys without washing or multiple partnered barebacking can promote anal-anal contamination. Although the bacterial pathogens may coexist with or cause proctitis, they usually produce symptoms (diarrhea, fever, bloating, nausea, and abdominal pain) suggesting disease more proximal in the GI tract.
Sexually transmissible oral infections
Common colds, influenza, Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, Adenoviruses, Human Papillomavirus, Oral Herpes (1, 2 & 4, 5, 8), Hepatitis B and the yeast Candida albicans can all be transmitted through the oral route. – Wikipedia
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Please remember today as World AIDS Day and spread the words!
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