A Complete Guide to HIV and AIDs
HIV is a disease that damages the human immune system. AIDs can be developed in people who have HIV. But if a person is suffering from HIV it does not mean AIDs will develop.
How HIV transmit?
HIV transmits through, semen, blood, rectal and vaginal fluids, and breast milk. The HIV virus cannot transmit through water or air. HIV inserts into the DNA of cells and replicates them. It cannot eliminate from the blood and it is a lifelong process. There is no drug found which can completely eliminate HIV from the body but scientist doing work on it.
Some antiviral medications help to manage HIV.
If HIV does not treat properly on time it can further lead to AIDs.
What is AIDs?
It is a disease that can develop within those people who are already suffering from HIV. If AIDs developed it means the immune system is high on risk.
AIDs can be transmitted through, breast milk, semen, rectal or vaginal fluids, and blood.
What are the signs and symptoms that you have HIV/AIDs?
Some people do not face any symptoms but some people have some flu-like symptoms that occur within two to four weeks after infection. Some possible symptoms are:
- Joint pain and muscle aches
- Skin rash
- Swollen lymph gland
- Weight loss
- Night sweats
These symptoms will be very mild so that you might not notice them.
These signs last for few years but if HIV does not treat by good antiviral medication then it further leads to AIDs.
Some symptoms of AIDs are:
- Chronic diarrhea
- Weight loss
- Skin bumps or rashes
- Recurring fever
There are currently no vaccines available for HIV or AIDs but researchers doing their jobs to find them.
If you think you are infected with these viruses then you should go to your doctor immediately.