A recent study reveals that much headway is being made toward controlling HIV and AIDS. While there is no cure for the disease yet, there are ways of making it much less harmful. If people with HIV seek out the proper treatment early enough, they can still live long and healthy lives. And, if they are treated regularly, they are extremely unlikely to spread the virus to others. Another important step in lessening the AIDS and HIV epidemic is male circumcision; men who have had this surgery reduce their risk of contracting the disease by 70%. Women aren’t left in the cold either. They can use special gels known as microbicides which, when applied before and after sex, reduce their risk of infection. Nowadays, there are even pills available that can reduce a healthy person’s risk of contracting the disease. And, of course there has been much talk of a vaccine, and all signs point to the use of vaccines being routine in the future.
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Even as the number of heroin rehab centers available for addicts increases, heroin addiction continues to be one of the deadliest addictions in the whole world. What makes heroin addiction so deadly for users? Not only is heroin dangerous because it is extremely addictive, but heroin users are also at risk for experiencing a heroin overdose, contracting HIV, AIDS, hepatitis and other diseases through sharing needles, as well as having severe health complications, including coma and death. After heroin is consumed, either by being injected or inhaled, it enters the brain and is turned into morphine. Heroin then binds to receptors in the brain and users will experience an euphoric rush. As heroin use continues, users will build a tolerance and require an increase needed in the amount of heroin to achieve the same effect; this increases the addiction strength and chances for overdose. An addiction to heroin also has life threatening effects on the user’s body. These effects include, but are not limited (Read More....)