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Allergies: The Unbearable Sniffing, Sneezing and Drainage

My name is Marilyn Baker, and I have horrible allergies. I’m 42 years old and have been suffering from allergies since I was a child. I have seasonal and environmental allergies. Allergies plague me year round. When I was young, my parents even moved to a dryer area in the hope of helping me. Over the past eight years, I have done extensive research both through doctors and online. I have managed to come up with some combinations that have helped me a great deal. My allergies aren’t gone, but they have become manageable. I do have to have allergy shots, but I also use some natural remedies. I am happy to be able to share my findings with you here on my blog. I hope you can find some of this of value.

Allergies: The Unbearable Sniffing, Sneezing and Drainage

How One Simple Pill Could Help Protect You From HIV

by Clifton Davidson

HIV has had an incalculably horrible effect on the world, with millions affected with both deteriorating health and an often very costly treatment process, particularly in developing nations. However, luckily, medicine has gotten better in regards to HIV prevention and now there are simple pills that you can take that virtually wipe out your risk of getting HIV. Of course, it is not 100% effective and there will always be those who don't respond to it well, but for millions of Americans who are at risk of HIV, this one simple HIV prevention pill could be the answer.


No, that is not a typo, PrEP is the common, abbreviated name given to the HIV prevention pill which has the full scientific title of pre-exposure prophylaxis. It is a normal-sized tablet and your usage may vary depending on your current lifestyle or your doctor's suggestion. These drugs work by stopping HIV from gaining any sort of foothold in your body. Of course, if you are taking PrEP, then you might need to get tested for HIV, as you are likely in a high risk category, and it is always better to be safe than sorry.

Who Should Take It?

There are many people who are at an increased risk of contracting HIV, for a variety of reasons. Certain demographics, particularly gay men, are much more at risk in most parts of America. If you have a partner who is HIV positive and they don't want to give it to you, then HIV prevention pills can be a great way to still maintain intimacy without the threat of transmission. Also, many younger American's are a little more relaxed on their stance regarding condoms, and for those who are a bit careless, HIV prevention pills can still offer some protection against getting HIV. It can also be used to help those with intravenous drug habits who might share needles. 

Can It Cure HIV?

Unfortunately at this time, PrEP is purely preventative and not a treatment that can help those who already have HIV. There are many other, new treatments that have extended the life expectancy of millions of people who have HIV, and many people find that their lifestyle doesn't change too much when given a positive diagnosis, but PrEP is purely for those who do not have HIV and are looking for protection. 

Contact a medical facility like CAN Community Health to learn more.