How To Treat Bunions
March 29, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment
A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Getting Plucky About HIV Testing- Part II
August 23, 2009 – 10:30 am | 6 Comments
Getting Plucky About HIV Testing- Part II
It is always a prudent policy to be safe than sorry. One can get checked for possible infection at several places like the doctor’s clinics, offices, designed parenting centres, hospitals and laboratory testing centres. In most places, one would need to book an appointment prior to getting tested while others permit walking straight in for the tests. In these testing centres, a detailed questionnaire regarding the sexual or drug past among other factors are delved into. Though the testing process is quite generalised, but it could differ is certain crucial means. Blood testing or oral swab testing: One need not get a needle piercing  for testing of HIV as simply a puncture on the finger is good enough to draw blood. In other tests, a saliva sample is drawn with the aid of wad brushed in the interiors of the mouth. In some centres, the results are given after many days while others give the outcome of the result within half an hour. In certain prompt testing methods, the results  [...]

Getting Plucky About HIV Testing- Part I
August 22, 2009 – 11:00 am | 4 Comments
A CDC approximate states that one in three HIV infected individuals in the United States is unaware about it and is inadvertently passing the disease on to others. If one is engaging in sexual activities and has not been checked, one needs to understand that HIV isn’t the end of the road or death penalty anymore, as radical, innovative medicines are being manufactured that aid longevity in several HIV infected cases without contracting AIDS. Anonymity is guaranteed at several locations where tests are done, without the need to undergo any kind of needle piercing. Those who are promiscuous, having greater than one sexual partner must go in for testing. If the partners are being flitted frequently, then routine testing is mandatory despite one might be adopting safe-sex measures. Many individuals seek medical assistance only subsequent to their HIV condition worsening and going into the advanced AIDS stage, when nothing much of consequence can be done about the condition at that time.  [...]