HIV/AIDS

 

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TRANSMISSION

You can get or transmit HIV only through specific activities. Most commonly, people get or transmit HIV through sexual behaviors and needle or syringe use. HIV is not spread easily. Only certain body fluids from a person who has HIV can transmit HIV Blood, Semen, Pre-seminal fluid, Rectal fluids, Vaginal fluids, Breast milk. These body fluids must come into contact with a mucous membrane or damaged tissue/skin or be directly injected into your bloodstream for transmission to happen. Mucous membranes are found inside the rectum, vagina, penis, and mouth. As of June 2016 about 36.7 million people are living with HIV around the world. 

Some people develop HIV symptoms shortly after being infected. But it usually takes more than 10 years. There are several stages of HIV disease. The first HIV symptoms may include swollen glands in the throat, armpit, or groin. Other early HIV symptoms may include slight fever, headaches, fatigue, and muscle aches. These symptoms may last for only a few weeks. Then there are usually no HIV symptoms for many years.

 

AIDS symptoms appear in the most advanced stage of HIV disease. In addition to a badly damaged immune system, a person with AIDS may also have severe and frequent infections, periods of extreme and unexplained tiredness that may be combined with headaches, lightheadedness, and/or dizziness, swelling or hardening of glands located in the throat, armpit, or groin. Periods of persistent, deep, dry coughing, the appearance of discolored or purplish growths on the skin or inside the mouth unexplained bleeding from growths on the skin, from the mouth, nose, anus, or vagina, or from any opening in the body frequent or unusual skin rashes 

 

SYMPTOMS 

There is currently no cure for HIV/AIDS. But there are treatments for people living with HIV/AIDS. If you have HIV/AIDS, you can take combinations of medicines called cocktails. The drug cocktails are designed to strengthen the immune system to keep HIV from developing into AIDS or to relieve AIDS symptoms. These drugs are often very expensive, may have serious and very uncomfortable side effects, and may not be available to everyone. They only work for some people and may only work for limited periods of time.

But thanks to cocktails for the immune system and improved therapies for the symptoms of AIDS, people are now able to live with HIV/AIDS for many years. New treatments and research may help people live even longer. In May it was etimated that 17 million people living with HIV were receiving medicines to treat HIV, called antiretroviral therapy (ART). The name of the pathogen that leads to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) is the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), it is a viris which means that it will stay with you for the rest of your life 

 

 

CURED

Tests are available from Planned Parenthood health centers and most physicians, hospitals, and health clinics. Local, state, and federal health departments offer free testing. You can also buy an HIV home test kit in a drugstore or online. There are two in-home HIV tests. ora quick is an oral swab test which gives you accurate result in twenty minutes. Home Access is a blood test you take at home and mail in to a lab and get results within a week.

 

A person could be treated at any place that has a infectious desease doctor, or a PCP, primary  care provider. they will be able with your help t come up with a medication regimiond that will increase you immune system and increase you chance of servial.  

TESTED and TREATED 

 

 

Without treatment, HIV infection advances in stages, getting worse over time. HIV gradually destroys the immune system and eventually causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)Without treatment, people with AIDS typically survive about 3 years. An estimated 1.1 million people died from AIDS-related illnesses in 2015.

 

NO TREATMENT 

1. How do you contract HIV/AIDS?

 

 2. How long do you have after you have been diegnoised? 

 

 3.  What are some symptomes that you will get when having HIV?

 

 4.  What are treatment methods?

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