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You’re scared of HIV?
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VIRAL #HEPATITIS B and C, which kills 1.4 million people/yr, with 9x more infections than HIV and increasing death rates!
...yet the majority of global leaders and the public remain unaware!
@Fmohnigeria @nassnigeria
According to @who, Deaths from hepatitis have been increasing over the past 2 decades, which points to a lack of global awareness and action, including among top decision-makers.
Despite this situation, much can be doneπŸ‘‡πŸ½.

Hepatitis can be prevented, diagnosed, treated and managed well. The hepatitis B vaccine is 98-100% effective in preventing new infections.
But how many of us have ever heard about it?
How many have taken action (Gotten Screened and vaccinated (ifnegative)
Treated when positive?
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It's #WorldHepatitisDay.

Viral #hepatitis B and C:
πŸ—¨οΈ325 million people affected
πŸ—¨οΈ1.4 million deaths a year.
πŸ—¨οΈ2nd major killer infectious disease after tuberculosis
πŸ—¨οΈ9x more people are infected with hepatitis than HIV.

Let's eliminate hepatitis!
It's #WorldHepatitisDay!

Hepatitis B, C & D can lead to liver cancer.
Know the risks:
πŸ’‰ Unsafe injection, syringes & needles
πŸ₯— Contaminated food
πŸ’πŸ‘©β€β€οΈβ€πŸ’‹β€πŸ‘©πŸ‘¨β€β€οΈβ€πŸ’‹β€πŸ‘¨ Unsafe sex
πŸ‘‚ Unsafe tattoo, piercing
πŸ‘Ά Not vaccinating babies against #hepatitis
#Hepatitis A & E are viral liver diseases.

Know the risks:
🚽 Poor sanitation
🀲 Dirty hands
🚰 Unsafe water
⚠ Sharing personal items
πŸ’πŸ‘©β€β€οΈβ€πŸ’‹β€πŸ‘©πŸ‘¨β€β€οΈβ€πŸ’‹β€πŸ‘¨ Oral-anal sex

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Been wanting to write about the #HIV outbreak in Ratodero, Larakana for the past few days. Done with my news report for the paper and now I can share what is on my mind. Interviewed parents, children, civil society members and policemen in the community. Overall anger, disbelief.
Most of the victims have no idea of the severity of the disease. Most of them are children between 0-14 years of age. Many of them do not have #HIV positive parent(s). Most of the families are simple-minded people, bogged down by abject poverty, illiteracy, hunger and ill health.
Ratodero is a small city with a pretty pathetic healthcare system. THQ Hospital struggles with the daily load of sick from all over the city as well as neighbouring towns and villages. People only take their sick to the hospital when they are β€˜almost dead’ cause β€˜it costs money’.
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.@SarahbaxterSTM's argues that #fibromyalgia, #mecfs, #lupus, #depression, self-harming and #anorexia are caused by female ambition and fragility.

What's c. 1880 is new again.…
This is just so silly. In the 19th century, there was a panic in the medical profession (and among social commentators) about women becoming ill with neurological and "nervous" conditions because they were overworking their brains/nerves, which were naturally weaker than men's.
This β€œfact” was used to bolster the argument in favor of stopping women's formal education after age 16 and most certainly not letting them enroll in university.
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