Downloadable documents – HIV/AIDS

Mayo Clinic - Definition of HIV/AIDS

Information from Mayo Clinic on HIV/AIDS.

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HIV/AIDS fact sheet

Facts about HIV/AIDS that everyone needs to know

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Mayo Clinic - Infections common to HIV/AIDS

HIV infection weakens your immune system, making you highly susceptible to all sorts of infections and certain types of cancers.

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Mayo Clinic - Transmission and risk factors of HIV/AIDS

To become infected with HIV, infected blood, semen or vaginal secretions must enter your body. You can’t become infected through ordinary contact – hugging, kissing, dancing or shaking hands – with someone who has HIV or AIDS. HIV can’t be transmitted through the air, water or via insect bites.

The type of HIV found in many African nations is more easily spread through heterosexual sex. Anyone of any age, race, sex or sexual orientation can be infected.

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Mayo Clinic - Symptoms of HIV/AIDS

The symptoms of HIV and AIDS vary, depending on the phase of infection.

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National Department of Health – Clinical guidelines for the management of HIV & AIDS in adults and a

These guidelines complement existing HIV/AIDS and TB management guidelines, and are the result of extensive consultation through the SANAC Treatment Technical Task Team.

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South African antiretroviral guidelines

Guidelines for antiretroviral drugs in South Africa.

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AIDS fact sheet

Important information about HIV/AIDS.

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WHO - Use of antiretroviral drugs for treating pregnant women & preventing HIV infection in infants

Recent developments suggest that substantial clinical and programmatic advantages can come from adopting a single, universal regimen both to treat HIV-infected pregnant women and to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

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SA STI guidelines - protocol for the management of a person with sexually transmitted infection

First line comprehensive management and control of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

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