Fairfield Health Department is my go-to source for information on all things health-related. They have a great site called FairfieldHealth.com that is very informative and easy to navigate. I especially love their site on HIV, which is the most common infection in the United States for gay men.
Fairfield has lots of information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s HIV/AIDS website and also on the CDC’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy website. I like the fact that they have lots of articles on HIV as well. I think it’s important to get the word out about HIV because the CDC doesn’t get the whole picture of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
I don’t think it’s fair to lump all HIV-positive people together because there are different types of HIV, but if you are HIV-positive, you are a carrier of HIV, and a carrier of HIV is a person who has the virus. There are different types of HIV, and the CDC is not a good source for information on HIV-positive people, but I would imagine that the majority of HIV-positive people are in the same boat.
Well, I was about to say that the CDC does not make much sense because there are so many types of HIV. But, because we’re talking about HIV-positive people, I’m going to go for the easy way out and just say, “all HIV-positive people are carriers of HIV.
There is a lot of confusion about whether HIV is a dangerous virus or not. Because people are afraid to say “HIV is a dangerous virus” they talk about HIV as though it’s a disease that can kill people. It’s not. Because you can be healthy with AIDS (which is a different type of HIV), but you still have to take other precautions to be able to be safe with HIV.
It’s very important to understand that there are two types of HIV. One is the “classic” version, which people have been infected with for ages. This type has been around for thousands of years and is no longer dangerous. The other is the “emerging” version. This is very different from the classic HIV version.
Its a bit confusing because as you can see, it says that the “new” kind can be dangerous but the “old” one is not. There are a couple of reasons for this. First, there are some people who are genetically predisposed to the “old” HIV version but others don’t have this problem. Second, some people are genetically predisposed to the classic HIV but not the emerging one.
The new version is also a bit more dangerous than the classic HIV version, since it’s extremely rare that people who are HIV-infected actually get the classic HIV version. In fact, many of them die before the classic HIV version ever shows up on their radar. The new version is a bit different in that it’s a bit more resistant to HIV.
In fairness, though, the reason why this happens with the classic HIV version is because it is one of the strains that are more common in Western populations. It’s also a bit easier for the HIV virus to jump around (because it’s a lot easier to infect an HIV-infected person) so it can spread more quickly. In contrast, the emerging strain is a bit harder for HIV to spread around, so it can spread more slowly.
So, in a way, we’re back to the old “lots of people get HIV and nothing happens” problem. The new version doesn’t have the same ease in spreading it as the classic one, so it’s just a bit easier to spread it around.