Good day, Sir,
I don’t know what’s wrong with me for close to 3 yeas now. I have been having pimples on my face, arms and some other parts of my body. They just appear and within a week they g, only to appear somewhere else. I also have itchy scalp and other parts of my body sometimes, coupled with a burning sensation on my lips and under my feet. I am also losing weight.
I try to eat as much as possible, but don’t gain much weight. I sometimes feel pains in my knees and elbows. I don’t know if this is depression of some sort. I am scared of testing for HIV because I really don’t know what the outcome might be.
Please doctor, kindly explain to me what could be the cause of all these, and what I should do. I am beginning to be afraid that my problems may have a spiritual root. What do you think? I will also like to find out the symptoms of HIV and if they all appear at once or singly.
– John Jerry Isoun, Bayelsa
Dear John Jerry,
Yes, some conditions may have spiritual roots, but before we get into that, physically, we will encourage you to go do your HIV tests. No, we do not suspect HIV but know you do and understand that in any war it is better, psychologically, for you to know what you are fighting. HIV symptoms can appear in whatever combination and include skin rashes that won’t heal, weakness from lack of enough blood or anemia, weight loss, thrush/ sore throat/mouth sores that refuse to heal, diarrhea, fever that is unrelenting, swollen glands, joint and muscle pains.
Whatever or whichever symptoms you do or do not have, remember that only the HIV test can tell. Psychologically, we are going to counsel you and get to the root of your depression. Spiritually, we will teach you to pray (any and every religion-friendly) to God your Creator who will have mercy on you. You will soon be so well sorted out you will wonder if your illness was not just a dream.
Just call the help-lines/send us an email or text. You can also visit www.mediamedix.blogspot.com
The cry of virgin!!!
I am a young lady of 26 years old. I had this problem eating me up and I don’t know what to do about it. Some of my neighbours guys among who are graduates in our compound were discussing about virginity. They said it was not good at all to get married to a girl that is still a virgin. They said by marrying a virgin you would subject yourself to ‘rancour’ (long lasting suffering: because of the following:
1. The girl will never know or learn how to make you happy through sex, which is a prerequisite for marriage;
2. She will always be lamenting whenever you mistakenly do something bad to her;
3. She will not obey you at all because she will be full of pride, knowing that she was virgin before you married her;
4. You will just consider yourself unfortunate till the end of your life;
5. You will suffer the first time you sleep with them, as there is no enjoyment;
6. You will subject them to long suffering at childbirth if they get pregnant the first time, knowing that their system is not fully able to carry any baby.
So I am so angry about this, knowing fully well that I am a virgin. Not only that, I have heard this story quite a number of times even when I was still in the university.
Please what do I do? They are very serious.
I think this is my major problem because men run away from me when they find out
that I am still a virgin. Does it mean that I will not get married?
– Genevieve Akinduro, Ondo.
What I say? What I say does not matter in any way. What God says is what matters. Let God be true, but all men are liars; that’s what the Bible says!!!
Who created sex? Who thought of sex first? Who gave man the gift of feeling… of enjoyment … of sex? Think of it. God created a man – and then the woman from the man. He could have gone on creating in that asexual way or mode – just like bacteria dividing, no enjoyment, no feeling, just divide into two. Or he himself could directly be producing men from a factory –no involvement of any man. But out of his love, he shares creation with us – in sex – with enjoyment for us – but with RULES – how to use it well and preserve our protection and purity. He is so generous and creative- and he shares this all with us
Who created the penis like an arrow? Who created the vagina like a sheath to receive this arrow? Now the question is not what I think because it does not matter. It is what God think.
Well, God obviously prefers a virgin to a slut or a prostitute or promiscuity. The mother of Jesus had to be a virgin. But it seems your boys want a prostitute. Think about it. They are either liars or perverts. Because there is no man whose manhood does not go stronger (greater desire) at the prospect of meeting with a virgin. No man. Ask your dad, brother and priest. All other talk is just that – mere talk – deceit and lies. Or talk by a pervert.
Again, who gets disease – a virgin or a slut? I mean Sexually Transmitted Diseases? At least half a dozen of these diseases affect the newborn and blind them at birth — if medical supervision and precaution is lacking, gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia, herpes. HIV goes from mother to child and kills. Ectopic pregnancy kills. Virgins do not get these diseases. The diseases are the rewards of loose living, promiscuity, jumping from bed to bed “to get experience.” Sexual inexperience of virgins is not a bad thing. The couple learns together and enjoys it.
Yes, there is some pain at the onset but all that is easily overcome with time. There is no woman – whether married or not –who did not experience the pain anyway, when she was deflowered, whether inside marriage or outside, so? However, there is the joy, the glory, the satisfaction, the purity of having it done right –by your husband and in marriage
God says it is pleasing to him!!!. “Marriage is honourable in all and the bed undefiled. But whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.”
Ease or difficulty of delivery of babies has nothing to do with virginity or promiscuity. The penis and its size cannot be compared to the head of a baby at full term. It is too small to make any difference – and do not forget I am a doctor who has delivered too many women. The type of man who thinks virginity is a drag does not deserve to get married to one and because a girl is a virgin does not mean her character in other areas is perfect, so anyone can be rude to the husband. The virginity does not, of necessity, make a woman proud or humble.
Treating malaria cheaply
With the recession just beginning to let up, I have found many Nigerians who cannot afford to buy correct anti-malarials for N500. They want cheaper treatment. What can you advise?
– Janet Jubrilla, Jos, Plateau
Correct treatment of malaria is to combine old anti-malarials, like Chloroquine with Artemisinin. This is called ABC or Artemisinin Based Combination Therapy. The snag is that the cost of the two medications in one is generally more than N500 for a typically three-day course of treatment. What can the poor do?
Well, the truth is that many street hawkers sell anti-fever medicines containing various combinations of a number of effective natural remedies, including grapefruit, garlic, ginger, alum, pawpaw leaves and juice, citrus fruits and peels like lime and lemon, dongoyaro leaf, orange juice, basil, cinnamon, warm water enema, and lemon grass, among others. Taken for a period of three to five days malaria can be cured; even typhoid. These home-made remedies are generally cheaper.