• 2018 STD annual calendar: events, conferences and awareness days/months (2) Posted by Admin on Mar 26, 2018

    2018 Annual STD, HIV, HERPES, HSV awareness days, events and international conference calendar

    STD events and conferences in March 2018

    Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

    Endometriosis Awareness Month

    Vulval Health Awareness Month

    National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 10)

    National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (March 20)

    LGBT Health Awareness Week (March 27-31)

    International Transgender Day of Visibility (March 31)


    5th International Congress on Infectious Diseases (March 1-2)          


    STD events and conferences in April 2018

    STD Awareness Month     

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Couples Appreciation Month

    Sexual Assault Awareness Day of Action (SAAM)  April 7

    National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day April 10

    National Transgender HIV Testing Day April 18

    Infertility Awareness Week Last week of April


    STD events and conferences in May 2018

    Hepatitis Awareness Month      May

    Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month      May

    Masturbation Month (Self Discovery Month)      May

    National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy      May 6

    International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia      May 17

    HIV Vaccine Awareness Day      May 18

    National Hepatitis Testing Day      May 19

    National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day      May 19

    Pansexual & Panromantic Awareness Day      May 24


    6th International Congress on Bacteriology & Infectious Diseases  May 1-2

    Global experts meet on STD-AIDS and Infectious Diseases  May 21-22


    STD events and conferences in June 2018

    National Adult Sex-Ed     June

    National Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMS) Awareness Month      June

    LGBTQ+ Pride Month      June

    Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day      June 8

    Cervical Screening Awareness Week      June 9-15

    National HIV Testing Day      June 27


    7th  International Conference on Bacteriology and Infectious Diseases  June 4

    4th World Congress on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs  June 11-12

    International Conference On HIV/AIDS, STDs & STIs  June 18-20 (location: Paris, France)

    3rd International Conference on Infection Control and Prevention  June 25-26


    STD events and conferences in July 2018

    National Tickling  Month      July

    National African American Hepatitis C Action Day      July 25

    World Hepatitis Day      July 28

    Orgasm Day      July 31


    4th International Conference on Influenza and Zoonotic Diseases   July 2-3

    11th Global Infections Conference  July 26-27


    STD events and conferences in August 2018

    Immunization Awareness Month August


    Annual Conference on Bacterial, Viral and Infectious Diseases August 6-8

    Global HIV/AIDS Congress   August 20-21

    Annual Meeting on Infectious Diseases   August 20-21

    8th Asia Pacific STD and Infectious Diseases Congress   August 22-23

    6th World Congress on Control and Prevention of HIV/AIDS, STDs &STIs   August 27-29

    Gulf Congress on Rare Diseases   August 27-29

    9th International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases     August 27-28

    4th Annual Congress on Infectious Diseases   August 29-30

    5th International Conference on Neglected Tropical &Infectious Diseases   August 29-30

    5th Annual Congress on Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs   August 29-30


    2018 Annual STD, HIV, HERPES, HSV awareness days, events and international conference calendar

    STD events and conferences in September 2018

    Gynecological Cancer Month      September   

    Prostate Cancer Awareness Month      September   

    Menopause Awareness Month      September   

    Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month      September   

    Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Awareness Month      September   

    Pleasure Your Mate Month      September   

    World Sexual Health Day      Sept 4   

    Global Female Condom Day      Sept 16   

    National HIV/AIDS & Aging Day      Sept 18   

    Bisexual Pride Day      Sept 23   

    National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day      Sept 27


    Global Experts Meeting on Infectious Diseases     Sept 3-4

    International Conference on Antimicrobial and Antibacterial Agents Sept 10-11

    International Conference on Clinical Microbiology, Virology and Infectious Diseases  Sept 10-12

    8th International Conference on Bacteriology and Infectious Diseases   Sept 17-19

    10thEuro-Global Conference on Infectious Diseases   Sept 27-29


    STD events and conferences in October 2018

    Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month      October   

    National Sausage Month (couldn’t help myself!)      October   

    LGBT History Month      October   

    National Coming Out Day      Oct 11   

    National Latino HIV/AIDS Awareness Day      Oct 15   

    Asexual Awareness Week      Oct 19-25   

    Intersex Awareness Day      Oct 26


    14th World Congress on Infection Prevention and Control   Oct 11-12

    Neglected Tropical Diseases Congress: The Future Challenges   Oct 15-17

    14th World Conference on Infectious Diseases, Prevention and Control   Oct 15-16

    6th Annual Conference on Parasitology &Infectious Diseases   Oct 25-26


    STD events and conferences in November 2018

    National Healthy Skin Month      November   

    Intersex Day of Remembrance      Nov 8   

    Transgender Day of Remembrance      Nov 20 


    3rd International Conference on Flu  and Emerging Infectious Disease   Nov 7-8

    International Conference on Viral Infection and Immune Response   Nov 15-17


    STD events and conferences in December 2018

    World AIDS Day      Dec 1


    6th International Conference On Infectious Diseases   Dec 5-6

    6th International Conference on Rare Diseases &Orphan Drug  Dec 10-12





    Related Articles

    . 2018 STD annual calendar: events, conferences and awareness days/months (1)

    . 2018 STD annual calendar: events, conferences and awareness days/months (2)


  • Gianni Versace: Celebrity, Rumor, and HIV (3) Posted by Admin on Mar 14, 2018

    Versace also had a lot of obstacles

    After the book of Orth was published, the Versace family issued a decrying statement, saying that they "deplore this mercantile invasion of their intimacy and slanderous aggression on the reputation of someone who was a victim of a horrible crime ".

    Smith does not see it like that. "Even if it was not HIV" Even though it was a form of cancer that he overcame, the Versace, this great creator and this great life force, overcame the disease, and during this illness he did face a tremendous psychological burden - knowing that falling ill not only has health consequences, but could ruin everything you live for and you have built for yourself and your family.

    To include this detail in the show was a vital thematic movement, which contrasted Versace against his killer: while the designer persevered to overcome great obstacles, "Andrew was defeated by them," says Smith. "Versace also had a lot of obstacles, he became a great success, and a great employer, and a great uncle to his nephews and nieces, Versace overcame death, and then death came out of nowhere. is heartbreaking. "

    The main thesis of the season, says Smith, is: "If you cannot communicate to the world through creation, you communicate it through destruction." Cunanan, "a truly intelligent young man who has never hurt anyone, ends up doing this horrible and horrible thing."

    Donatella Versace, meanwhile, has maintained for decades that her brother was shot by ear cancer, not H.I.V. She told New York Magazine in 2006 that the reason her brother retired from public view in 1994 and 1995 was "because his ear was so big," claiming that because of the position of cancer, he was inoperable. Miraculously, she added, "she was declared healed six months before being murdered, we celebrated, we drink champagne and all, and six months later he was killed."





    Related Articles:

    Gianni Versace: Celebrity, Rumor, and HIV (1)

    Gianni Versace: Celebrity, Rumor, and HIV (2)

    Gianni Versace: Celebrity, Rumor, and HIV (3)

  • HIV basics: What is it? Posted by Admin on Mar 05, 2018

    HIV basics: What is it?

    What is HIV?

    Like many other virus around us, HIV is also a virus which attacks our immune system. T-helper cells, which are a type of white blood cells in our body, are the first to be attacked by this virus, the virus after attacking it starts to replicate inside and make copies of it inside T helper cells which are also called CD4 cells.

    Now as the virus is dividing itself, it weakens a person’s immune system and if they are not treated on time it can be harder to fight off the various diseases and infections associated with it.

    Transmission of HIV:

    Where is it from? Below are some of the routes from where it enters the human body.

    • HIV is usually spread by the shared drug needles among druggies.

    • In some cases, it is spread through body contact with the blood of another infected person.

    • It is also transmitted through unsafe intercourse with an infected individual.

    • Mothers can transfer it to their babies during childbirth or pregnancy

    HIV Symptoms:

    Like any other disease don’t ever rely on your symptoms alone. Make sure you are properly tested before you conclude something. Some of HIV symptoms are:

    • Swollen glands

    • On and off flu episodes

    • Body rash

    • A sore throat

    • Joint pain and muscle ache

    • Vomiting

    • Night sweats’

    HIV diagnosis:

    It is diagnosed by a blood test to see the presence of HIV antibodies.

    HIV Treatment:

    Researchers have come up with medicine which can easily fight HIV infection if the treatment is started earlier. These drugs and therapies increase the quality of life and extend patient years, because of which there is a decrease in deaths recently.

    HIV outbreak:

    In 1920 HIV outbreak first appeared in Congo. Afterward it was seen in other parts of the world too. Then in 2013 around 35 million individuals were reportedly living with HIV. This number has been decreased greatly due to early prognosis and treatment options.

    HIV is not as deadly as we think it is, people around us are living perfectly normal life with it. You just have to be cautious not to share your things with others once you are infected with it, must take your medicines on time as patient compliance is an important factor in eradicating it from the human body.





    Related Articles

    . The Trends of The Infection of HIV

    . How Pregnant Mothers Can Prevent Transmitting HIV to Their Babies

    . Unprotected Sex and HIV Transmission

  • Gianni Versace: Celebrity, Rumor, and HIV (2) Posted by Admin on Feb 28, 2018

    The diagnosis would not have been a threat because of the stigma associated with H.I.V. in itself, but because before the murder of Gianni, the family had considered making the company public - even by signing with Morgan Stanley to manage the initial public offering. Announcing that her eponymous visionary had a life-threatening illness would reduce the value of the business.

    Orth also reported other details suggesting that Versace could have contracted H.I.V. Among them, she noted that even though Versace was in a long-term relationship with Antonio D'Amico, he and Antonio had a nightclub porter getting sex partners for them in the early 90's. After the designer became seriously ill in 1994 and 1995, according to Orth, "Gianni's health has improved in the last six months before her death - at a time when many people with HIV" After the murder, she writes, the Versace's family "wanted to rush the cremation and get the ashes out of the country as soon as possible."

    Before the critics of the true Versace family about including an HIV / AIDS story for Gianni in American Crime Story, executive producer Ryan Murphy said, "I think it's moving and powerful, and I do not do not think there should be a shame. "Greenfield - who has been diligently researching this period - agrees:" I'm sure I'll quote it, but there was an activist during the movement. Act Up, Bob Rafsky, in the documentary How to survive a plague What he would say to be punished - what I mean by "punished" is the negligence of the government and the negligence of the media and just the general neglect of the AIDS problem - being "punished" for being human For someone who has caught the disease where it has been sexually transmitted, how do we blame someone for being human? It's part of what we all do - being fired or thinking it's a deserved death sentence was such a crazy idea for me. So no, I do not think it should be something that is viewed negatively at all. "

    After the book of Orth was published, the Versace family issued…

    (To be continued)





    Related Articles:

    Gianni Versace: Celebrity, Rumor, and HIV (1)

    Gianni Versace: Celebrity, Rumor, and HIV (2)

    Gianni Versace: Celebrity, Rumor, and HIV (3)

  • Gianni Versace: Celebrity, Rumor, and HIV (1) Posted by Admin on Feb 12, 2018

    Gianni Versace: Celebrity, Rumor, and HIV (1)

    The Versace family has long denied that Gianni, the original visionary behind the Italian fashion house, was HIV positive when he was murdered in 1997. So, it seems to be a bold choice for Gianni Versace's Assassination: American Crime Story to open his second episode, "Manhunt", with a scene in which Gianni is being treated for the virus - especially since Maureen Orth, a Vanity Fair collaborator, reported for the first time that Gianni was HIV-positive, citing Miami Beach chief inspector Paul Scrimshaw, who had seen the results of Gianni's autopsy. So why did the show tackle such a thorny subject directly?

    "We were not talking about dirty gossip or Maureen Orth in all honesty," says Tom Rob Smith, author of American Crime Story, who said he also spoke with sources who claim that Versace had HIV symptom. "She has no agenda or reason to argue a point of view," he continues. "She was interested in unpacking some of the myths surrounding the murder, like that of Andrew who had AIDS and who was killing because of that." In fact, Andrew, the destroyer of life, had not AIDS, and the person who did it? HIV was this great creator and celebrating life. "

    The Versace family

    In investigating Versace's health for his book Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the largest failed human hunt in US history - the base of the FX-Orth series explained why an HIV diagnosis "at the time ... could have been a threat to the company if it were true."

    The diagnosis would not...

    (To be continued)





    Related Articles:

    Gianni Versace: Celebrity, Rumor, and HIV (1)

    Gianni Versace: Celebrity, Rumor, and HIV (2)

    Gianni Versace: Celebrity, Rumor, and HIV (3)