Healthy dating relationships should start with the same
things that healthy friendships start with: good
communication, honesty, respect and trust. Dating relationships are a little
different because they may include
physical ways of showing you care, like hugging, kissing, or holding hands. You may find yourself wanting
to spend all of your time with your crush, but it is important to spend some time apart, too. This will let you
have a healthy relationship with your crush
and with your friends and family at the same time. Healthy relationships make you feel good
about who YOU are and SAFE with the other person. Feel good about yourself and
get to know what makes you happy.
The more you love yourself, the easier it will be to find healthy relationships.
·Physical: Any forceful act that harms a person’s body.
make another person do an unwanted sexual act by force or threat.
·Verbal & Emotional:
Anything said or done that causes fear, lower self-esteem or manipulates you to control your behavior.
·Tension building: growing tension and anger-like a time bomb.
·Explosion: violence, sexual assault, physical abuse.
·Honeymoon: abuser seems sorry, promise to never let it
happen again, offers gifts.
Having intimate physical contact with someone who is HIV positive.
Sharing needles or injection with users who are HIV positive.
From HIV positive women to their babies.
HIV also can be transmitted through transfusion of infected blood or blood clotting factors. However, since 1985, all donated blood in the United States have been tested for HIV. The risk of infection through transfusion of blood or blood products is extremely low-but if you have risk factors for HIV, you should avoid donating blood. It is important to remember that you should not donate blood for the purpose of getting tested for HIV.
Guam's AIDS hotline is (671) 734-AIDS (2437) for more information and assistance.
H- Human: This particular virus infects human beings.
I- Immunodeficiency: HIV weakens your immune system by destroying cells that
fight disease and infection.
V- Virus: A virus can only reproduce itself by taking over a cell in
the body it has infected.
HIV is a lot like other viruses, including those that cause
the “flu” or the common cold. But there is an important difference, over
time, your immune system can clear most viruses out of your body. That
isn’t the case with HIV. You can’t seem
to get rid of it. Scientists are still
trying to figure out why.
HIV can hide for long periods of time in the cells of your
body and that it attacks a key part of your immune
system—T-cells or CD4 cells. Your body
has to have these cells to fight infections and disease, but HIV takes over, uses them to make more copies of
itself, and then destroys them.
Overtime, HIV can destroy so many of your CD4 cells that
your body can’t fight infections and diseases
anymore. When that happens, HIV
infection can lead to AIDS
prevention efforts, some groups of people are affected by HIV/AIDS, viral
hepatitis, STDs, and TB more than other groups of people. The occurrence of
these diseases at greater levels among certain population groups more than
among others is often referred to as a health disparity. Differences may occur
by gender, race or ethnicity, education, income, disability, geographic
location and sexual orientation among others. Social determinants of health
like poverty, unequal access to health care, lack of education, stigma, and
racism are link to health disparities.http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/healthdisparities/