Sensitization on HIV/AIDS
Our Team’s visit to Kwale, Delta State was remarkable and the youths benefitted form the impact of knowledge and skill. Our commitment to Skill Transfer have been well received.
Many people are loathe to confront the issues of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, and sexual behavior. Health planners, administrators, and personnel, must, however, courageously confront such issues as they plan and implement programs to help populations in need. The sensitization and training of people who could be or are involved in health promotion/education is an ongoing process. People must consciously confront their values, norms, and attitudes on factors associated with the HIV/AIDS epidemic so that they can learn to teach others in an unbiased and nondiscriminatory manner.
At Emu-Obodeti our team had down-to-earth interactions with the Motor Cycle (Okada) Riders and they were given training that helped them to better serve the people and contribute positively to their society.
The Teachers in Obodeti Secondary Commercial School were not left out in our all inclusive advocacy for Skill Transfer and Skill Acquisition.
Trainees and persons in the community where given sensitization that HIV, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus, weakens your immune system by destroying important cells that fight disease and infection. Over time, HIV can destroy so many of your T-cells or CD4 cells, a key part of your immune system, that your body can’t fight infections and disease anymore. When this happens, HIV infection can lead to AIDS.
According to HIV.gov, other body fluids and waste products—like feces, nasal fluids, saliva, sweat, tears, urine, or vomit—don’t contain enough HIV to infect you, unless they have blood mixed in them and you have significant and direct contact with them.
There are very specific ways that HIV can be transmitted through body fluids.
- During sexual contact.
- During pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding.
- As a result of injection drug use.
- As a result of occupational exposure.
- As a result of blood transfusion with infected blood or an organ transplant from an infected donor.
Many people who are HIV positive do not have symptoms of HIV infection. The virus can sometimes cause people to feel sick, but most of the severe symptoms and illnesses of HIV come from the opportunistic infections that attack the damaged immune system. It is also important to recognize that some symptoms of HIV are similar to common illnesses, such as the flu or respiratory infections.
Signs and symptoms commonly seen in the early stages of HIV include: Fever; Chills; Rash; Night sweats; Muscle aches; Sore throat; Fatigue; Swollen lymph nodes; Ulcers in the mouth.