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Whats the first signs of aids?

Whats the first signs of aids?

Dont wait for signs: Aids is the final stage of HIV infection that puts a person at risk for life threatening infections & cancers.The best way to know if aids is approaching is to get regular testing by an HIV specialist. Waiting for signs or symptoms of aids means one has waited too long.While there is no cure for HIV there is a way to avoid aids with medicine & regular testing.Some people develop aids with no signs. ...Read more

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Aids (Definition)

AIDS is also known as HIV/AIDS. Acquired immune disease syndrome. Late stage of HIV infection associated with low CD4 lymphocytes count and clinical signs of immune dysfunction. Many excellent sources on internet to learn more. See a doctor if you think you may have acquired HIV infection. Treatment options ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of aids?

What are the symptoms of aids?

Many: Aids is a virus that attacks the immune protection system of the body. Aids victims can get more infections, especially uncommon ones including an unusual one called kaposis sarcoma. They are weakened, frequently lose weight, and when untreated almost any part of the body is at risk. Current therapy can now attenuate this problem and in the 1st world it is now a chronic, not deadly illness. ...Read more

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Living with AIDS (Checklist)

Choose your doctor carefully
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Understand your disease in detail
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Be compliant and adherent with your medications
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What is aids ?

What is aids ?

Decreased immunity: Aids stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. It is caused by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), which can be contracted through exchange of bodily fluids such as semen, vaginal secretions, blood, and breast milk. Hiv/aids causes a progressive decline in the function of the immune system, which leave the body susceptible to life-threatening infections. ...Read more

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What causes aids?

What causes aids?

Immune Destruction: Immune destruction caused by the death or weakening on the immune cells by a chronic infection caused by the HIV virus. At some point, usually years after infection, the immune system cannot keep up with the chronic destruction of its cells and weakens to a point where it can no longer fight off infections, even simple ones. ...Read more

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Living with AIDS (Checklist)

Connected to an HIV SPECIALIST
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Know by heart, your antiviral medications
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How did aids start?

How did aids start?

Monkey blood: Most likely through contact with the blood of infected monkeys during the hunting and butchering process in africa. In the latter half of the 20th century, improved transportation systems in africa allowed more travel within and outside of the continent, allowing it to spread beyond the small villages where it probably existed for decades before the actual aids pandemic began. ...Read more

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How is aids transmitted?

How is aids transmitted?

AIDS: Aids is transmitted thro sex and blood transfusion, coming in contact with contaminated bodily fluids. ...Read more

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Where can I find inexpensive or free disability aids?

Disability aids: Home health agency, dept of social service, friends that have the same problems, churches and doctors offices that treat injuries. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of aids, if it is a subtle or mild case?

Often no symptoms: The symptoms of HIV infection in a subtle or mild case is usually nothing. This is why many people don't find out that they have HIV until after many years. However, as the immune system gets worse over time, the person may develop symptoms, like fevers, night sweats, weight loss, or enlarged lymph nodes. Untreated HIV infection can lead to aids, which is associated with a poor immune system. ...Read more

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