Children living with HIV are known to develops infections, it vary by age and individual child, but following are some of the more common symptoms:
Failure to thrive, which is the failure to gain weight or grow according to standardized growth charts used by paediatrician.
Failure to reach developmental milestones during the expected time frame.
Brain or nervous system problems, characterized by seizures, difficulty with walking, or poor performance in school.
Frequent childhood illnesses such as ear infections, colds, upset stomach, and diarrhoea.
They have infections that rarely affect healthy baby but can be deadly for baby whose immune systems aren’t working properly.
We plead and need all your help to raise HIV awareness. The good news of HIV is, HIV IS PREVENTABLE. This is a message of HOPE that all needs to hear. May we together face His task and to take up His Cross. “Together we can make the difference”.
The day Wong left the hospital was the most grievous day for him. He had no home to return to, upon his diagnosis of latent tuberculosis and HIV. But this is the time when Wong needed his family the most in keeping his sickness under control. With his scrawny and feeble body, – This, is his story …
Abstinence: The ABC approach encourages young adults to delay “sexual debut” (age of first sexual intercourse), to use abstinence until marriage, the most effective way to avoid HIV infection.
Be Faithful: In addition to abstinence, to eliminate casual or other concurrent sex partners and to practice fidelity within marriages and other sexual relationships. This reduces exposure to HIV.
Use a Condom: The final component to the ABC approach is “correct and consistent condom use.”
Being tested regularly is NOT going to help. Knowing what to do to prevent HIV is what saves lives, including knowing how to have safe sex.
Growing instances of disease, unwanted pregnancies and repeated abortions are the consequences of young people who are paying less attention to safe sex. The younger they are, the less likely they are to take precautions.
It’s only natural that when the mood strikes, the last thing on your mind is the need for safer sex. The thought is that safer sex can’t be spontaneous, exciting, or feel good. Nothing could be further from the truth.
For many, the only concern before having sex is the risk of pregnancy. Others believe that only one time is no risk at all. Unfortunately, both premises are wrong. Unsafe sex carries a multitude of risks, HIV transmission, sexually transmitted diseases, …
The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Young People – most of infected youth are unaware of their status, and are unknowingly passing the virus on to others. Main mode of youth infections are through sexual contact.
Crisis Home – “When written in Chinese the word “crisis” is composed of two characters one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.” ~ John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States of America
HIV awareness is not about the person living with HIV but really the attitudinal barriers created by a society that prevents a person to participate fully and effectively in the society on equal terms with a person without HIV. People living with HIV have the same rights as everybody else to live as equals in society.
Our goal is to create that change of perception on people living with HIV in the society and help them find hope and continue living a fulfilled life., a life of purpose.
Young Malaysians, aged 13 to 29 formed 35.9% of all new AIDS infections in the country due to lack of awareness and their tendency to engage in high-risk behaviours.