In the 1980s and early 1990s, the diagnosis of HIV/AIDS was tantamount to a death sentence, as there was no effective therapy available. Today, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is considered a chronic, effectively treatable condition, and HIV-positive individuals have an almost normal life expectancy if diagnosed and treated in a timely manner. So HIV therapy with highly active drugs is one of the great successes of modern medicine. We observe World AIDS Day on 1. December to look back on the history of HIV infection and the development of effective drugs against HIV, and to outline current challenges.

The AIDS as a disease (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome resp. acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) was described in 1981 as an emerging condition of unknown cause. Two years later, scientists succeeded in detecting the HI virus type 1 in a patient for the first time, and in 1986 the related HI virus type 2 was discovered.

The spreading HIV epidemic caused fear and terror in the early years and demanded Numerous deaths. At the same time, vibrant research efforts began to find drugs to fight the virus. In 1987, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval to the first antiretroviral drug, zidovudine (AZT). Studies have shown that the drug prolongs the life of patients but does not completely suppress viral replication.

Winter air and Corona mask attack the skinCold and icy wind outside, dry heating air inside. In addition, the frequent wearing of a mouth-nose mask stresses the facial skin: Due to the humid climate under the mask, skin impurities develop more quickly and small pimples sprout. Pharmacist Dr. Volker Schmitt, press speaker of the pharmacists in Bavaria, calls the most important Tipps to the skin care in times of Corona.

Cold air contains little humidity: That sets the sensitive face skin, together with the carrying of a mouth nose covering, completely beautifully to. © Ridofranz/iStockphoto

Basically, the skin needs rich care now. Schmitt: "Emulsions with a high lipid content are particularly lipid-replenishing and at the same time retain moisture. Products with urea, also known as urea, have proven their worth. Bind water in the skin. Increase their moisture content. If you want to take particularly intensive care of your facial skin, you can apply a facial mask. Active ingredients such as witch hazel and aloe vera have a refreshing, slightly cooling effect and provide moisture."

A family doctor was reported to the chamber because of her recommendation for Arsenicum album C30 against the coronavirus. © Gerhard Seybert, dottedyeti –

Rising numbers of illnesses and deaths due to SARS-CoV-2 infections unsettle people, because there is neither medication against it nor vaccination protection against it. That's where looking at alternative healing methods comes in handy. Some offer is to be seen however critically.

According to a representative forsa survey, the percentage of people in Germany who use homeopathy remains high at 55. That means: About every second person has already had experiences with homeopathy resp. made with the use of homeopathic medicines. Extrapolated are about 30 million. adult homeopathy users.

Show Small RTL comeback for Cindy aus MarzahnWith her fictional character Cindy, Ilka Bessin has celebrated great successes – both on stage and on television. After eleven years, the comedian said goodbye to it – but is now reviving it again.

Actor : Frederick Lau: "Looking forward to being embarrassed"

The 32-year-old talks about his family life. He became a father early, his children have fun with him, he says.

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Update With Massimo Sinato, "Let's Dance" contestant Amira Pocher has an experienced dance partner at her side. However, many fans have the impression that the dancing couple does not like each other very much. Now the 29-year-old speaks plainly. By Klaudia Kendi-Prill

What the professionals discussed. What the congress learned.

what corona teaches healthcare procurers and logisticians vdz management of the future

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Vitamin D fact checkSunlight helps humans produce their own vitamin D, which is why it is often referred to as the "sun hormone. The hormone vitamin D performs many tasks in the human organism. Some even see it as a remedy in the fight against Covid-19. But what lies behind it. Why is vitamin D so important for us humans? Prof. Dr. Brigitte Mayinger is head physician at the Clinic for Gastroenterology, Diabetology and General Internal Medicine at Helios Klinikum Munchen West and explains why our body needs sunlight to produce the vitamin and how to prevent a deficiency.

Why does the body need vitamin D?

The fat-soluble vitamin D is important, among other things, for the Calcium balance and bone mineralization. "The best-known effect is on bone metabolism. Vitamin D helps absorb calcium and phosphate from the intestines and promotes incorporation into bones and teeth," says chief medical officer Prof. Mayinger.

Infectious diseases – viruses, bacteria and co.

When yellow mucus drips from the nose and the thermometer reads fever, the reaction is often split – part alarmism, part ignorance. If the horse's illness is contagious, clear rules are needed within the stable community. But how often do corona, herpes and other viruses occur?. before? And what protection is safe?

With increasing globalization and travel, infectious diseases are playing an increasingly important role in the lives of people and horses as triggers of dangerous epidemics. A current example is probably the Corona virus, which is currently rampant worldwide. In addition, stall or group housing in cramped stalls and large herds, little exercise and fresh air, tournaments, marketing and stress greatly favor the spread of pathogens in horses. For this reason, it has recently become increasingly important for people and animals to take appropriate measures to protect themselves and others.

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Symptom progression duration by corona data4life

The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus continues to keep the pandemic going. However, both vaccinations and new viral variants have significantly changed the mix. Even more than before, this means: A coronavirus infection can mean completely different things to individuals. Some will never notice an infection. Many fall ill mildly. Recover quickly. But others can expect a difficult, protracted course – even death if things go badly. This article explains the different symptom courses.

What is paranoid schizophrenia??Paranoid schizophrenia represents the most common subtype of schizophrenia. It is characterized, in addition to the classic symptoms such as ego disorders and ideation, primarily by the presence of delusions and/or hallucinations, which not infrequently lead to a Delusions of persecution can lead.

Furthermore, the so-called negative symptomatology, which occurs primarily at the beginning of schizophrenia in the sense of a flattening of emotions or general indifference, is only very slightly or not at all developed. Like most other forms of schizophrenia, the paranoid subtype begins in young adulthood (20-30 years). Since paranoid schizophrenia usually responds well to drug therapy, it can generally be amed to be a Good prognosis are amed.

What is paranoid schizophrenia?

If you take a look at the social media, you get the impression that there are many people who are not allowed to be vaccinated against Corona. But this is not true, say doctors from Ulm.

In hundreds of tweets, users report on Twitter that they may not be vaccinated. Sometimes cancer, sometimes an autoimmune disease or the increased risk of thrombosis is cited as the reason. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), these are "false contraindications". That is, it is wrongly amed that a certain group of sick people may not be vaccinated.

But this is not the case with the Corona vaccination, says the spokesman of the Center for Rare Diseases at the University Hospital of Ulm, Professor Klaus-Michael Debatin.