An introduction to aids a fatal infection caused by hiv

Oral intercourse also is a potential risk but is less likely to transmit the disease than anal or vaginal intercourse. It often presents in people with severely compromised immune systems CD4 cell counts of less than People with AIDS have such badly damaged immune systems that they get an increasing number of severe illnesses, called opportunistic illnesses.

In hospice care, the individual is treated for pain and other discomforts and allowed to die of the disease. No effective cure currently exists, but with proper medical care, HIV can be controlled. HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus.

Cervical cancer may progress rapidly in women with HIV but usually is asymptomatic until it is too late for successful treatment. The best viral load test result is "none detected," although this does not mean the virus is gone, only that it is not actively reproducing at a measurable level.

People may not have any symptoms or get sick during this time. It can be successfully treated in most cases if caught early. They believe that the chimpanzee version of the immunodeficiency virus called simian immunodeficiency virus, or SIV most likely was transmitted to humans and mutated into HIV when humans hunted these chimpanzees for meat and came into contact with their infected blood.

Currently, injection drug users represent the largest HIV-infected substance-abusing population in the United States. Using injection equipment that an infected person used is another direct way to transmit HIV. Most life-threatening complications occur when the CD4 count drops below cells per cubic millimeter.

About HIV/AIDS

But with proper medical care, HIV can be controlled. Thus, MSMs and African American and Hispanic women, their children, and adolescents within these communities are at greatest risk.

One factor is the presence of another STD e. HIV infection is substantially associated with the use of contaminated or used needles to inject heroin. You cannot tell simply by looking at someone whether he or she is infected. Swollen lymph nodes in the groin area may be normal and not indicative of HIV.

For example, HIV is not passed from one person to another in normal daily contact that does not involve either exposure to blood or sexual contact. There are many misconceptions regarding HIV transmission. It develops when people drink or come into contact with contaminated food and water sources.

The Most Dangerous Complications of HIV and AIDS

Fortunately, it almost never occurs until the immune system is almost completely destroyed, so it is not usually the first symptom. This common fungal infection can lead to pneumonia if left untreated.

They do this by acting as messengers to other types of immune system cells, telling them to become active and fight against an invading germ. Saliva seems to have some effect in helping prevent transmission of HIV, and the oral tissues are less likely to be injured in sexual activity than those of the vagina or anus.

As this happens, the person may begin to have symptoms as the virus levels increase in the body, and the person moves into Stage 3.

HIV transmission can be prevented by: Treatment involves dietary management and continued antiretroviral therapy. More thancases have been reported in the United States since Ask your doctor which vaccines you may need.

The client will develop a need for high doses and will have withdrawal symptoms if the drug is stopped, but will not "get high.

This makes the body more susceptible to a host of illnesses. Over decades, the virus slowly spread across Africa and later into other parts of the world. While there is no cure for either, medications are available to alleviate some symptoms. Substance abusers are at risk for HIV infection through sexual behaviors.Unit 1: An Introduction to HIV/AIDS there is now clear evidence to prove that HIV causes AIDS.

By the mid‟s, it became clear that the virus had spread, largely unnoticed, with HIV/AIDS, also exacerbates rates of infection. This is true in sub-Saharan Africa as. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is one of the most serious, deadly diseases in human history.

HIV and AIDS

HIV causes a condition called acquired immunodeficiency syndrome — better known as AIDS. HIV destroys a type of defense cell in the body called a CD4 helper lymphocyte (pronounced: LIM-foe-site).

an often fatal infection caused by a virus (HIV) that destroys the immune system. It is spread by intimate sexual activity (the exchange of body fluids) or contaminated blood. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is one of the most serious, deadly diseases in human history.

HIV causes a condition called acquired immunodeficiency syndrome — better known as AIDS. HIV destroys a type of defense cell in the body called a CD4 helper lymphocyte (pronounced: LIM-foe-site). With effective treatment (called antiretroviral therapy), though, most people with HIV infection will lead long and healthy lives; this is especially true if they start HIV treatment when their immune system is.

The Most Dangerous Complications of HIV and AIDS. this fungal infection is often fatal. the disease will likely be categorized as stage 3 HIV (or AIDS.

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