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AIDS - Introduction




Introduction

AIDS refers to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. It is a condition that happens as a sexually transmitted infection, HIV. This is one that can hamper one’s ability to be immune. The infection can be life-threatening and lead to an individual losing their body’s ability to fight off various other diseases as well as infections. 

AIDS - The Cure

The disease has been in the know for decades now, but still, there is no certain cure for it. The conditions can, however, be won over with the help of various medications. Yes, after much research and studies, the experts have made it possible to slow down the progression of this dreadful infection. 

There are a few medications that one can take as per the suggestions of their doctor, which can help them not only feel comfortable but also play a great role in also eliminating the many symptoms. 

Symptoms

When it comes to the symptoms of HIV / AIDS, one can expect many. There are a few that an individual even fails to notice. And then, there are a few which can be expected to be very serious causing some major discomfort to an individual. Some of the symptoms include: 

  • Frequent fevers

  • Headache

  • Rashes on the body

  • Swollen lymph glands, mainly on the neck

  • Major Weight loss

  • Diarrhoea and similar symptoms

  • Cough

  • Sore throat and painful mouth sores

  • Night sweats

  • Muscle aches and joint pain

There is a chance that the infection may get worse at the primary stage only, all because of the fact that one cannot feel much of its symptoms at the initial stages. This can happen to the individuals who have this infection in their bloodstream, from where it can spread at an advanced stage. 

FAQs on AIDS Full Form

1. What is AIDS?

AIDS is the abbreviation of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. AIDS is caused by HIV. This disease affects the human immune system.

2. Can HIV Kill You?

No, it does not kill you. HIV is just a virus that attacks the human immune system. The virus can survive by infecting and destroying a weaker immune system slowly. This continuous process makes the immune system weaker and weaker until it is no longer able to fight off any other diseases or infections. 

3. Can HIV Cause Aids?

HIV is a cause that runs the growth of AIDS. All patients with AIDS have HIV in their system, but all HIV positive patients do not acquire AIDS.

4. Can AIDS cause the occurrence of other serious diseases?

Yes, AIDS can definitely play a big role in paving the way for other diseases into one’s body. There is a major chance for that. The reason is the fact that one has HIV / AIDS, which means that their immune system has weakened or at least started to. This leads to many other diseases, which would not have happened to a healthy person, to occur. This can furthermore worsen one’s condition to the point that they do not feel comfortable for longer.  

4. What is a symptomatic HIV Infection?

Symptomatic HIV Infection occurs in the case where one gets to experience a few of the symptoms due to the HIV infection. The virus is one that continues to multiply. So much so that it destroys the bacteria or germs fighting cells in a person’s body. Such a situation can lead to one getting a few of the mild signs of developing symptoms which may include weight loss, fever, fatigue, pneumonia, swollen lymph nodes, oral yeast infections, and much more. These may happen all together, or in a one at a time manner.

6. What do you mean by Chronic HIV?

Chronic HIV is a clinical latent infection of AIDS that occurs in the body and is present in the white blood cells, which fight off the germs, of an individual as well. This is the time when people have not fully understood or grasped the possibility of them having the infection.

During this, the symptoms may not be noticed as much. This is that stage of the infection that may last for a few years. But it is also one that can take one to an advanced stage much sooner. 

7. Do the symptoms of HIV AIDS vary at each phase?

Yes, it is definitely the case with HIV AIDS to be varying in terms of its symptoms at each phase or stage. Many people believe that it spreads slowly the same way in all the individuals who have fallen prey to it. However, it is also a case that many people who have just gotten the virus, have chances of promoting it to an advanced stage much earlier if they have any sort of primary infection. 

8. Are there any medical complications caused due to AIDS?

When one goes in for a check-up for HIV AIDS, there are many other things that the doctor recommends. One that they definitely do is a check-up for a few other complications or infections that one might be going through. Such tests would take into account check-ups for many other diseases like tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, cervical cancer, anal cancer, liver damage, kidney damage, and many others. Hepatitis B virus infection, hepatitis C virus infection, Urinary tract infection, etc. are a few others that the doctor might suggest tests for as well.