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Thursday, October 11, 2007

AIDS awareness Campaign

There was a campaign about AIDS awareness on 03 OCT, I attended and I have learned some really cute information regarding AIDS. I was rushing two labs that day and I skipped some of the parts of the event, but stil, I enjoy the campaign overall.

(and......all of us are given a sample of condom(DUREX)) :l

Ponder this statement:

AIDS is treatable but not curable.

Here are some information regarding treatments

Current treatment for HIV infection consists of highly active antiretroviral therapy, or HAART.[83] This has been highly beneficial to many HIV-infected individuals since its introduction in 1996 when the protease inhibitor-based HAART initially became available.[6] Current optimal HAART options consist of combinations (or "cocktails") consisting of at least three drugs belonging to at least two types, or "classes," of anti-retroviral agents.

Typical regimens consist of two nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NARTIs or NRTIs) plus either a protease inhibitor or a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI). Because HIV disease progression in children is more rapid than in adults, and laboratory parameters are less predictive of risk for disease progression, particularly for young infants, treatment recommendations are more aggressive for children than for adults.[84] In developed countries where HAART is available, doctors assess the viral load, rapidity in CD4 decline, and patient readiness while deciding when to recommend initiating treatment.[85]

Here are some pictures taken that day.......

It is May Yun (facing away from the camera)

The facilitators....

(from left)May Yun, Samuel(international Student), AIESEC Malaysia President..forgot her name, and me.

I am really concerned of AIDS problem now......I hope that there is a way to overcome this issue, scientist should have work hard! I will try every means to help those AIDS victims too if and only if it is not beyond my ability larrr...


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