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Number of AIDS deaths fell 24% between 2005 and 2011, according to UN

Number of AIDS deaths fell 24% between 2005 and 2011, according to UN

According to the report Together We Will End Aids released on Wednesday by the United Nations, the number of AIDS deaths in the world fell 24% from 2005 to 2011. In 2005, about 2.2 million people died from the disease. Already in 2011, the number of deaths from the same problem was 1.7 million people. In Brazil, where the incidence of the disease is 18 infected persons per 100,000 inhabitants, the drop in deaths was 11.1%.

Another point analyzed that suffered reduction was the number of people infected by the HIV virus. Last year, 2.5 million people were infected, a fall of 20% since 2001. Among children, 330,000 contracted the virus in 2011, 24% less than in 2009.

But the data do not stop there. The UN also points out that more than eight million people have been able to access antiretroviral therapies, a record number that represents an increase of 20% compared to 2010. Although high, the figure represents only 54% of the 14.8 million people who can treatment. According to the report, 40% of all people over the age of 15 infected with HIV are young people under the age of 24.

Despite the good news, 2011 was also the year the number of people living with HIV reached a record. More than 34.2 million people were infected with the virus. This shows the need not only to increase the availability of treatments for people with the virus, but also to reinforce disease prevention measures.

Do you know how to prevent HIV?

That the HIV virus can be transmitted during intercourse sex without condom you probably already know.

Relation without ejaculation

Even with no ejaculation during sexual intercourse, it is possible to be infected with HIV by the secretion that is expelled before ejaculation or by secretion of the vagina. What further increases the risk of transmission are factors such as: advanced immunodeficiency, receptive anal intercourse, sexual intercourse during menstruation and presence of other sexually transmitted diseases, such as syphilis.

Kiss

The risk of HIV infection by Kissing is possible as long as the infected person has a severe gum injury and bleeding in the mouth. However, there is no evidence of the event in studies.

Oral sex

Unprotected oral sex implies risk of HIV infection, which may be higher or lower depending on the amount of virus in the blood of the infected person and the fact there are wounds in the mouth of those who practice. The risk, however, is lower when compared to vaginal or oral sex.


Untreated hepatitis B and C increase risk of liver cancer

Untreated hepatitis B and C increase risk of liver cancer

Liver cancer can be primary or secondary. The primary cancer is a tumor that originates in the liver, such as hepatocarcinoma or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which affects liver cells (hepatocytes); cholangiocarcinoma, which affects the bile ducts inside the liver; angiosarcoma, blood vessel tumor; and hepatoblastoma, which affects children.

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Worker creates 'Where is Wally' game for children's hospital patients

Worker creates 'Where is Wally' game for children's hospital patients

In the company of his daughter, Jason made a replica in Wally's actual size and positioned the drawing by the hospital and its surroundings. Each day Wally appears in a different place and the children's fun is to look for it. To encourage the game, the builder has created a Facebook group where you share tips for children who are looking for the character.

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