DECEMBER 1 - WORLD AIDS DAY
 
 
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Even the smallest infection, from which a healthy body can easily get rid of, in AIDS patients can lead to serious consequences. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which affects the immune system. It can take about 10 years from the moment of HIV infection to the development of AIDS. The unfolded stage of AIDS is regarded as incurable and leads to death. AIDS. HIV can be detected by a blood test for antibodies to the virus. Treatment of HIV and AIDS does not yet exist, but there are many drugs that slow the process of defeating the immune system and are able, thus, significantly prolong the life of HIV-infected people.
Symptoms of AIDS
Increased lymph nodes, influenza-like diseases and tumors on the skin, cough, shortness of breath, fever, loss of appetite, weight loss, body aches, fatigue, weakness, Frequent respiratory infections.
The carrier of HIV is very contagious, even if it does not have symptoms of infection.
What can you do
Contact your doctor if you suspect HIV infection. If you are HIV-positive: seek individual advice. Avoid unprotected sex. Use condoms because this is the only (but not 100% reliable) way to protect against HIV. HIV-infected can not be a donor of blood, organs or sperm.
What can the doctor do?
Assign a blood test for antibodies to HIV to confirm the diagnosis. Conduct an appropriate consultation. Prescribe treatment for specific symptoms or existing infections at the moment. Assign special antiviral drugs that slow the progression of HIV infection.
Preventive measures
- raising the level of knowledge on HIV / AIDS;
- Fidelity in marriage, the presence of one sexual partner;
- safe behavior;
- use of condoms and personal hygiene products.
Even the smallest infection, from which a healthy body can easily get rid of, in AIDS patients can lead to serious consequences. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which affects the immune system. It can take about 10 years from the moment of HIV infection to the development of AIDS. The unfolded stage of AIDS is regarded as incurable and leads to death. AIDS. HIV can be detected by a blood test for antibodies to the virus. Treatment of HIV and AIDS does not yet exist, but there are many drugs that slow the process of defeating the immune system and are able, thus, significantly prolong the life of HIV-infected people.
Symptoms of AIDS
Increased lymph nodes, influenza-like diseases and tumors on the skin, cough, shortness of breath, fever, loss of appetite, weight loss, body aches, fatigue, weakness, Frequent respiratory infections.
The carrier of HIV is very contagious, even if it does not have symptoms of infection.
What can you do
Contact your doctor if you suspect HIV infection. If you are HIV-positive: seek individual advice. Avoid unprotected sex. Use condoms because this is the only (but not 100% reliable) way to protect against HIV. HIV-infected can not be a donor of blood, organs or sperm.
What can the doctor do?
Assign a blood test for antibodies to HIV to confirm the diagnosis. Conduct an appropriate consultation. Prescribe treatment for specific symptoms or existing infections at the moment. Assign special antiviral drugs that slow the progression of HIV infection.
Preventive measures
- raising the level of knowledge on HIV / AIDS;
- Fidelity in marriage, the presence of one sexual partner;
- safe behavior;
- use of condoms and personal hygiene products.