Hiv And Aids

HIV and AIDS...Also called: human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

HIV and AIDS, also called: human immunodeficiency virus, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.HIV causes AIDS and interferes with the body's ability to fight infections. Spreads by sexual contact. Treatment can help, but this condition can't be cured. Chronic: It can last for years or be lifelong. It requires a medical diagnosis Lab tests or imaging is always required. The virus can be transmitted through contact with infected blood, semen, or vaginal fluids.

What are the symptoms of HIV?

Possible signs and symptoms include:

Fever.

Headache.

Muscle aches and joint pain.Rash.

Sore throat and painful mouth sores.

Swollen lymph glands, mainly on the neck.

Diarrhea.

Weight loss.

How does HIV start?

It was probably passed to humans when humans hunted these chimpanzees for meat and came in contact with their infected blood. Over decades, HIV slowly spread across Africa and later into other parts of the world. The virus has existed in the United States since at least the mid to late 1970s.

What are the four symptoms of HIV?

Recurring fever or profuse night sweats. Extreme and unexplained tiredness. Prolonged swelling of the lymph glands in the armpits, groin, or neck. Diarrhea that lasts for more than a week.

When do HIV symptoms start?

Early HIV symptoms usually occur within a couple of weeks to a month or two after infection and are often like a bad case of the flu. In many people, early HIV signs and symptoms include Fever. Headache.

Within four weeks of when you become infected, a flu-like illness can arrive. This is your body's natural response to the HIV infection. It can last anywhere from a few days to several months.

Fever.

Headache.

Fatigue.

Sore throat.

Skin rash.

Swollen lymph glands.

Diarrhea.

Night sweats.

What are the symptoms of HIV/AIDS in women?

Lack of energy or fatigue.

Weight loss.

Frequent low-grade fevers and night sweats.

frequent yeast infections (in the mouth)

Skin rashes or flaky skin that is hard to heal.

Short-term memory loss.

How long does it take for HIV symptoms to show in a woman?

Early HIV symptoms It can take ten years or more for HIV to show any symptoms — or much, much longer than that for people who take HIV medicines. That's why it's really important to get tested for HIV regularly, especially if you've had unprotected sex or shared needles. HIV treatment can help you stay healthy.

What is the main first symptom of HIV?

Fever is at the top of the list—it's one of the most common initial signs of an HIV infection. The Fever may be accompanied by other early HIV infection symptoms like fatigue, swollen lymph glands (or lymph nodes), and a sore throat.

What are the three symptoms of HIV?

Swollen lymph nodes — often one of the first signs of HIV infection. Diarrhea. Weight loss.

Urinating more often than usual. Cloudy or bloody Urine. Pain in the bladder, testicles, penis, or the area between the scrotum and rectum. Pain in the lower back, abdomen, or groin.

What is the Colour of Urine in HIV?

Red-Brown Urine in a Patient with Chronic HIV Infection and Quadriparesis | Clinical Chemistry | Oxford Academic.

Does HIV cause pain in Urine?

Cloudy or bloody pee. Pain in the bladder, testicles, penis, or the area between the scrotum and rectum. Lower back, abdomen, or groin pain.

How do you know if a female has HIV?

An HIV antibody test, either from a blood sample or an oral sample (Orasure), can tell whether you have been infected. A negative test result means no HIV antibodies were found. This usually means you are not infected.

Difference between HIV and AIDS

AIDS is the late stage of HIV infection that occurs when the body's immune system is badly damaged because of the virus. In the U.S., most people with HIV do not develop AIDS because taking HIV medicine as prescribed stops the progression of the disease.

Can you get AIDS without HIV?

AIDS is a syndrome, or range of symptoms, that may develop in time in a person with HIV who does not receive treatment. A person can have HIV without developing AIDS, but it is not possible to have AIDS without first having HIV.

HIV is caused by a virus. It can spread through sexual contact, illicit injection drug use or sharing needles, contact with infected blood, or from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding. HIV destroys CD4 T cells — white blood cells that play a large role in helping your body fight disease.

What are the main causes of AIDS?

People who have unprotected sex with somebody who has injected drugs and shared equipment. People who share sex toys with someone infected with HIV. People with a history of sexually transmitted infections, hepatitis B or hepatitis C. people who have had multiple sexual partners.

What are three ways someone can get AIDS?

How is HIV passed from one person to another? Most people get HIV through anal or vaginal sex or sharing needles, syringes, or other drug injection equipment (for example, cookers).

What are the causes and effects of AIDS?

AIDS develops from a breakdown of the immune system, a result of the fact that HIV infects and destroys a specialized group of white blood cells called the T-helper of T-4 cells. And with the breakdown of the immune system, severe opportunistic infections develop.

Which germ causes AIDS?

HIV, or Human Immunodeficiency virus, is a retrovirus that was first found in 1983. The virus is responsible for causing AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Once within the body, HIV infects cells of the immune system that form the body's defense system and makes them unable to fight off infections.

Can AIDS be cured?

HIV treatment reduces the amount of HIV in your body and helps you stay healthy. There is no cure for HIV, but you can control it with HIV treatment. Most people can get the virus under control within six months. HIV treatment does not prevent transmission of other sexually transmitted diseases.

Symptoms of AIDS can include:

Rapid weight loss.

Recurring fever or profuse night sweats.

Extreme and unexplained tiredness.

Prolonged swelling of the lymph glands in the armpits, groin, or neck.

Diarrhea that lasts for more than a week.

Sores of the mouth, anus, or genitals.

Pneumonia.

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