How can we help people with HIV? "Nursing Facilities Made For People With HIV"

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    Oct 19, 2013 3:03 PM GMT
    "Some of the physical effects to HIV may be better known, but loss of brain function can also affect people with HIV or AIDS, especially as they age. In fact, the virus can change the size of some brain structures and lead to forgetfulness, behavioural changes, headaches, and the loss of sensation in the extremities. And people with advanced infection may experience dementia. Most people who become HIV-positive will still live a long life, but many will eventually find themselves in assisted living facilities and nursing homes. The Schulman and Schachne Institute is one of many nursing facilities dedicated to providing this sort of care to people with HIV across New York City. This facility in particular has a long history of expertise in dementia care, using multiple strategies—therapeutic activities and staff interventions, for example—to help patients."

    http://www.hivplusmag.com/treatment/2013/10/14/nursing-facilities-made-people-hiv
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    Oct 28, 2013 3:46 PM GMT
    http://www.towleroad.com/2013/10/new-highly-virulent-strain-of-hiv-emerges-in-russia.html
    //The virus simply seems to be more virulent, not more deadly or resistant to treatment, but Russia's current social climate could make such a rapidly transmissible virus even worse. HIV research is underfunded as are treatment and testing options, and the political posturing around homophobia is making things worse. Additionally, sex education in the country is abysmal on the level of the most conservative of red states. The Moscow Times quoted Pavel Astakhov, Russia's children's rights advocate, as saying in September that he opposed teaching teenagers about sexual health in school, adding that Russian literature is "the best sex education there is."//