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DRUGS – N -AIDS Sarvebhavanthu sukhinaha. This is a quick small presentation on ill-effect of drugs linked to AIDS. This was prepared just as I came to.

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1 DRUGS – N -AIDS Sarvebhavanthu sukhinaha

2 This is a quick small presentation on ill-effect of drugs linked to AIDS. This was prepared just as I came to know that today is said to be “International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking” This quick presentation made has quite a lot of references to several journals. I will sometime come with more details.

3 Sarvebhavanthu sukhinaha What is AIDS? A cquired I mmune D eficiency S yndrome It is said to be –the deadliest disease of the modern times, –Incurable, –Disease which is spreading like wild fire, –Which is taking fortune out of the victims, physically, mentally, socially and economically.

4 Sarvebhavanthu sukhinaha The Virus AIDS is caused by a virus called the H uman I mmunio-deficiency V irus (HIV)

5 Sarvebhavanthu sukhinaha ….the Virus If this virus exists in the body, the immune system produces antibodies to fight against the virus. If a person has these antibodies in the body the person is said to be HIV +ve, If NOT, the person is said to be HIV –ve.

6 Sarvebhavanthu sukhinaha How does AIDS transmit? Blood transfusion Use of syringes used for an AIDS victim,or razors used by a victim wherein, in case of a cut, AIDS is transferred through cuts; etc. Sex with an AIDS victim From mother (with AIDS during or before pregnancy) to child

7 Sarvebhavanthu sukhinaha However, there is more which is not commonly said It’s the DRUGS.

8 Sarvebhavanthu sukhinaha In view of discussion on AIDS, drugs may be classified as DRUGS Recreational (Illicit) Prescribed

9 Sarvebhavanthu sukhinaha Unfortunately, both recreational (and prescribed drugs (drugs prescribed for postponing AIDS) promote AIDS There are several literature available in several journals/books. Here is one.

10 Sarvebhavanthu sukhinaha HIV minus & AIDS!!! ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTS is that the presence of HIV virus in a person is NOT essential to cause AIDS!! There are several other factors which lead to AIDS. Basically, AIDS is a situation wherein the Immune system of a body is getting destroyed.

11 Sarvebhavanthu sukhinaha HIV minus & AIDS!!! Upon investigation of the AIDS patients it was concluded that –T-cell count is affected by several other agents. –People who are treated with high doses of corticosteroids for periods of months usually suffer from low T cells counts and AIDS-defining illness such as tuberculosis, Kaposi's sarcoma, and other illnesses (24 as on date).

12 Sarvebhavanthu sukhinaha HIV minus & AIDS!!! People suffering from AIDS is a direct result from chronic drug use both illicit (recreactional) and prescriptive "Corticosteroids usually depress the functions and the size of the immune system; therefore, reducing the chance of rejecting the new organ by the host.

13 Sarvebhavanthu sukhinaha Prior incidences that promoted AIDS Appearance of AIDS in US & Europe in drug users concided with –Synergistic to spread of illicit drug use, especially smoking crack cocaine and heroin in 1970s –Wide use of glucocarticoid inhalers after its approval in 1970s –Wide use of alkyl nitrites by homosexuals –Wide use of steroids to treat chronic gastrointestinal tract illness in homosexuals –Approval of antiviral drugs (AZT & Protease inhibitors) and steroid by the US FDA to treat patients with AIDS & asymptomatic patients infected with HIV

14 Sarvebhavanthu sukhinaha The use of glucocorticoid compounds has been increasing with time and in the USA, more than 10 million Americans use glucocorticoid as anti-inflammatory and anti- allergy drug per year."

15 Sarvebhavanthu sukhinaha YOUNGER BROTHER

16 Sarvebhavanthu sukhinaha YOUNGER BROTHER There is an younger brother (rather older brother when it comes to age) to Illicit drugs This younger brother also reduce the CD4 cell counts It is the alcoholic drinks Frequent Alcohol Use Linked to Lower CD4 Cell Count and Higher HIV Viral Load

17 Sarvebhavanthu sukhinaha It is the alcoholic drinks Frequent Alcohol Use Linked to Lower CD4 Cell Count and Higher HIV Viral Load

18 Sarvebhavanthu sukhinaha Last few words Shwethashwathara Upanishad says: –Diseases does not touch HIM –Old age does not bodher HIM –Death does not approach HIM –HIM….

19 Sarvebhavanthu sukhinaha Last few words –HIM…. –Who has ripened his/her body with the fire of YOGA.

20 Sarvebhavanthu sukhinaha Kindly give your feedback through HWC.

21 Sarvebhavanthu sukhinaha DHANYAVAD!


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