HIV

H.I.V. Products

HIV is a retrovirus that causes harm to the T-cells i.e. CD-4 cells and perhaps can cause AIDS to develop the immune system. While there is no such treatment to cure HIV of the roots, medication can help living a healthy and longer life. It can help fight infections, lowering the viral load and also in improving the quality of life.

What will HIV medicine do?

The prime goal of these medicines is:
Control the growth of the virus
Slow or stop symptoms
Improve the functionality of the immune system

Symptoms of HIV

Some people don’t feel any symptoms of HIV after been infected by the virus, while other may feel things like:

Chills
Fever
Muscle aches
Joint pain
Sweats (especially in nights)
Enlarged glands
Weakness
Unintentional weight loss
A red rash
Tiredness

Can an HIV patient feel no symptoms?

In most cases, after initial symptoms are gone, no further symptoms are seen for many years. However, during this time, the virus keeps on damaging the immune system and other body organs.

Last stage of HIV

HIV, if left untreated, can limit the body’s ability to fight infections. The infected person becomes more prone to chronic illness. At last stage, the risk of life-threatening illness is high.

Some of the symptoms of the last stage HIV are:

A dry cough
Blurred vision
Permanent tiredness
Shortness of breath
Swollen glands
Unintentional weight loss
White spots on tongue or mouth

HIV Myths

Shaking hands, hugging, using the same toilet, sneezing, sharing towels or utensils, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation or, any other form of casual contact, do not transmit HIV virus.
HIV can be cured.
HIV is a gay man’s disease
Being diagnosed with HIV means you’ll die in sometime
Promiscuity and drug addiction make HIV epidemic

Facts about HIV virus

HIV infects the cells of the immune system
HIV can be prevented by many ways few of them includes safe sex, avoiding injecting drugs or needles of the infected person and many more.
Combination of antiretroviral therapy prevents HIV from proliferating in the body.

Diagnosis of HIV

Every second person is estimated to have HIV-positive. Some of the diagnosis for this is:

HIV blood test:

A blood test of the infected person is conducted and the virus is detected on the screen. If there is any virus in the blood sample, the test result is “ positive”. In some cases, after 3 to 6 months, the virus stops showing any infection in the blood.

Note: Before giving the final result, the blood test is conducted several times to make sure of the virus.