Sex worker was HIV positive for 2 years, had relations with 200 people despite knowing, now this problem is happening!

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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A sex worker from Ohio, USA, has been arrested because she was HIV positive and had physical relations with more than 200 clients despite knowing about the disease. The name of this woman is said to be Linda Lekesi.

There is no permanent cure for HIV, hence after this news came out, an atmosphere of fear has been created among those people. State officials have issued a warning and appealed to people who came in contact with the woman to get tested.

times of India According to the report, all the people who came in contact with this woman have also been requested to come forward. This may be the case from Florida to the entire East Coast. People have been appealed not to panic and come forward and get tested.

Knew about HIV for two years

Officials say relatives of Lendesi's customers and people who have sex with them may also be infected. Investigation revealed that he had known about this disease for more than two years. The woman has been prosecuted and considered a crime for doing this, despite being HIV positive.

What is HIV?

HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a type of virus that attacks the body's immune system. It specifically targets CD4 cells, also known as T cells. These cells help the body fight infections and diseases. When HIV weakens the immune system, it becomes difficult for the body to fight any infection. In the advanced stage of HIV infection, it can lead to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

How is HIV spread?

How is HIV spread?

HIV can be spread through certain body fluids, including blood, semen, vaginal discharge, and breast milk. The most common ways of spreading HIV are as follows-

  • Unsafe sex
  • sharing needles or syringes
  • infected from mother to child
  • from blood transfusion or organ transplant
  • People who come into contact with the blood or other fluids of people infected with HIV

Early symptoms of HIV/AIDS

Early symptoms of HIV/AIDS
  • Cold and flu-like symptoms: Which can include fever, chills, headache, sore throat, fatigue, and body aches.
  • Skin redness or blisters: Redness or blisters on the skin, often accompanied by itching and pain.
  • Swelling in the throat: Swelling in the throat or feeling of pain in the lower part of the throat.
  • Long-lasting fever: A fever that persists for a long time and is not relieved by the use of cold or medicine.
  • Stomach problems: Symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and abdominal swelling may occur.
  • Weight loss: Weight loss without any reason.
  • Fatigue and weakness: Feeling tired and weak during non-resting hours.
  • Swelling of lymph nodes: Swelling of the lymph nodes, especially in the neck, shoulders, and under the hair.

How to prevent HIV?

How to prevent HIV?

100% prevention from HIV is possible, provided you are aware and take necessary steps to stay safe. Always use condoms to have safe sex. Do not share needles or syringes under any circumstances. Get regular checkups done during pregnancy and follow your doctor's advice.

treatment of HIV

treatment of HIV

There is no complete cure for HIV, but it can be treated effectively with drugs called antiretroviral therapy (ART). Taking ART medicines regularly can prevent the virus from multiplying in the body, thereby strengthening the immune system and allowing the person to live a healthy life.

HIV Screening and Testing

HIV Screening and Testing

HIV testing is the most definitive way to know if you have HIV. There are several types of HIV testing available, including blood tests, urine tests, and oral swabs. Everyone should get tested for HIV at least once, especially if they engage in risky sexual behavior. Early detection is important to effectively manage HIV infection and live a long, healthy life. If you think you may have HIV, get tested right away and start treatment.

Disclaimer: This article is for general information only. It cannot in any way be a substitute for any medicine or treatment. Always consult your doctor for further details.

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