ABC News (Australia) published this video item, entitled “Crystal Love’s long advocated for others, now the community she supported is helping her | ABC News” – below is their description.
Transgender celebrity Crystal Love has travelled the world advocating awareness for HIV and AIDs, but a long battle with diabetes has left the performer homeless and an amputee. Now she is staging a comeback, with the help of Sydney and Melbourne’s tightknit LGBQTIA+ community.ABC News (Australia) YouTube Channel
Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.
In This Story: HIV
The human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV) are two species of Lentivirus (a subgroup of retrovirus) that infect humans. Over time, they cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a condition in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections and cancers to thrive.
Without treatment, average survival time after infection with HIV is estimated to be 9 to 11 years, depending on the HIV subtype. In most cases, HIV is a sexually transmitted infection and occurs by contact with or transfer of blood, pre-ejaculate, semen, and vaginal fluids. Research has shown (for both same-sex and opposite-sex couples) that HIV is untransmittable through condomless sexual intercourse if the HIV-positive partner has a consistently undetectable viral load.
Non-sexual transmission can occur from an infected mother to her infant during pregnancy, during childbirth by exposure to her blood or vaginal fluid, and through breast milk. Within these bodily fluids, HIV is present as both free virus particles and virus within infected immune cells.
For help & assistance
5 Recent Items: HIV
End inequalities. End AIDS. End Pandemics.
New Covid strain sparks fear in markets — Here’s how to invest now
World AIDS Day 2021 – WHO’s Director-General’s message
Winning Portugal’s war on drugs with a policy gamble • FRANCE 24 English
COVID-19 booster: Possible 4th dose