Do you recognize the Symptoms of HIV/AIDS?

Do you recognize the Symptoms of HIV/AIDS?

Do you suffer from muscles aches and swollen lymph glands? You might be having many more symptoms of HIV/AIDS!
HIV/AIDS is a serious disease that can make a person very weak and lead to death. HIV/AIDS can be treated immediately when its symptoms are  recognized and diagnosed early. What are its symptoms? Read on…

AIDS is a dangerous disease. It can make people very weak. AIDS can be treated immediately when you know its symptoms.

The human body is prone to many bacteria and viruses when we go out. Door knobs, water taps etc are covered with bacteria and virus. If a person touches the door knobs and water taps and keeps his hand near his nose or mouth, the bacteria and virus can enter the body. These bacteria and virus lead to diseases.

The immune system in the body fights these bacteria and virus. Some diseases can weaken this immune system. One such disease is AIDS.

What is AIDS?

AIDS is acquired immunodeficiency syndrome that leads to progressive failure of the immune system. When the immune system fails with time, the person will be more prone to infections and diseases. AIDS is caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

You know what?

AIDS related diseases have led to the death of 39 million people so far.

In 2013, 3,60,000 deaths occurred due to tuberculosis in people who were affected by HIV.

What are the symptoms of HIV?

When HIV virus enters a person’s body, the person can experience the following symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Chills
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Swollen lymph glands
  • Diarrhea
  • Joint pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sore throat
  • A red rash that doesn’t itch
  • Excessive tiredness

In a span of 10 years the HIV will lead to AIDS. The symptoms of a person infected with AIDS are as follows:

  • High fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Diarrhea
  • White spots in the mouth
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Blurred vision
  • Cough
  • Extreme sweating at nights

How does HIV enter a human body?

A person can get infected by HIV through various ways. The ways are as follows:

  • Sex: A person might get infected from HIV when he has vaginal, anal or oral sex with an infected partner. The virus that can be present in the blood, semen or vaginal secretions of the infected partner, can enter the body through mouth sores, small tears that develop in rectum or vagina during sexual activity.
  • Blood transfusions: The virus can enter the body when virus infected blood is transferred to a healthy person.
  • Needles: The virus can be transmitted when virus infected syringes are used on healthy persons.
  • Pregnancy: HIV can be transmitted from a mother to a baby when she gives birth or while she breast feeds her baby.

What happens when you ignore HIV/AIDS?

When people experience the symptoms of HIV/AIDS they should be treated immediately. Else, HIV/AIDS leads to the following diseases:

  • Tuberculosis- Person gets infected by mycobacterium that attacks the lungs
  • Salmonellosis- Person gets infected by bacterial infection from contaminated food and water
  • Candidiasis- Leads to inflammation of mouth, tongue, vagina etc
  • Cytomegalovirus- This can lead to the damage of eyes, lungs etc.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, consult an HIV specialist online at eVaidya now!

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