AIDS is a terrifying word that can end the hope of life in many people. But facing the problem is always a better solution than hiding it. Many people believe that they cannot get this infection but no one knows when and where they can get this deadly disease. Here in this article, we will discuss the basic information on AIDS ““ causes, symptoms and prevention.
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, abbreviated as AIDS, is a condition where natural defenses against infection are knocked out. This means that patients suffering from AIDS are likely to get infections which lowered resistance.
AIDS patients may develop certain kinds of cancer, as well as serious infections in the lungs, skin or digestive or central nervous system. It is caused by a virus known as HIV. When it enters into the blood stream, it may kill off certain white blood cells which normally act to fight off germs. This leaves the body open to infections of all kinds.
AIDS is caused by two main ways - by direct contact, and getting infected blood into the transmitted from the mother to the unborn baby in the womb or at birth, or to a baby through the mother’s milk.
The symptoms of AIDS are swollen glands especially in the neck and armpits, fatigue, weight loss, fever and swelling at night, lasting for several weeks, diarrhea which lasts for more than a week with no obvious cause, shortness of breath and a dry cough lasting longer than they would if they were just form and cold.
Other symptoms are marks on the skin, pink or purple blotches which appear all over the body and look like bruises or blisters. But remember, each of these symptoms is quite common and may be due to some other cause. It is only when they all occur together and looks like bruises or blisters.
But remember, each of these symptoms is quite common and may be due to some other cause. It is only when they all occur together and last for a long time that there may be reason of concern. Even then, only laboratory tests can prove whether someone has AIDS.
There is no treatment for AIDS. Patient generally dies who have been diagnosed as having had AIDS for more than two year. Condoms and foams are partial barrier to all diseases. Be sure that your partner has no obvious signs of infection. Be careful with any new partner especially if you know he or she has had a lot of anonymous relationships.
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