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HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus which attacks the white blood cells (called T-cells, also known as CD4 Cell and T-helper cells). These CD4 cells co-ordinate with the immune system to fight disease. Invasion of T-cells by HIV, destroys CD4 cells, making body defenseless , altering the immune system and making people more vulberable to infections and diseases.
HIV is found in the body fluids of an infected person (semen and vaginal fluids, blood and breast milk). The virus is passed from one person to another through blood-to-blood and sexual contact (Semen and Vaginal fluids). In addition, infected pregnant women can pass HIV to their babies during pregnancy, delivering the baby during childbirth, and through breast feeding.
HIV can be transmitted in many ways, such as vaginal, oral sex, anal sex, blood transfusion, and contaminated hypodermic needles. The development of numerous opportunistic infections in hiv patients can ultimately lead to death. There are numerous ways to prevent HIV such as limiting sexual partners, never sharing needles and using condoms consistently and correctly. HIV testing can identify infection in the early stages. This allows the patient to use prophylactic (preventive) medicines which will slow the rate at which the virus replicates, delaying the onset of hiv.
Results may vary from person to person
Many people with HIV have no symptoms for several years. Others may develop symptoms similar to flu, usually two to six weeks after catching the virus. The symptoms can last up to four weeks. People who do have symptoms may mistake them for the flu or cold. Common early symptoms include: Fever, chills, Sore throat, Headache, Muscle aches and joint pain, Skin rash.
After the early symptoms go away, an infected person may not have symptoms again for many years. After a certain point, symptoms reappear and then remain. These symptoms usually include:Swollen lymph nodes, Extreme tiredness, Weight loss, Fever, Night sweats.
In many cases, after the initial symptoms disappear, there will not be any further symptoms for many years until it progesses to next stage. During this time, the virus continue on developing and damages the immune system. This process can take up to 10 years. The infected person will experience no symptoms, feel well and appear healthy.
A doctor may suspect HIV if symptoms last and no other cause can be found.
If you have been exposed to HIV, your immune system will make antibodies to try to destroy the virus. Urine/Saliva samples are used to check HIV and if it these shows , a person is infected with HIV, blood test should be done to confirm the results.
Most Labs. Uses two blood tests, called the ELISA and the Western blot. If the ELISA is positive (meaning that HIV antibodies are found), a Western blot or other test will be done to cofirm the test.
Healing of hiv is generally taken to mean heal the body from HIV. Latest researches prove that in the case of HIV, virus inserts itself into the DNA of CD4 T lymphocytes (which ae involved in triggering immune responses) and does one of two thing. Either it becomes active by forcing host cell to make copies of itself and take over other cells (eventually killing host cell); or it lies dormant. In this condition, instead of producing new copies of the virus, it lies dormant for many years or even decades and the only sign of its presence being a tiny fragment of foreign DNA in the cell’s genome. With the passing years, these dormant pools pose a persistent threat to the afflicted person with a gradually weakening immune system. Unfortunately, anti-HIV medicines only target the active infection - when the virus is taking over cell machinery and making copies of itself - the dormant virus lies untouched and continues lurking in the dormant pool, ready to wake up at any time. Anti-HIV therapy interrupts the hijacking but does not touch intact virus that remains dormant Studies have found that if treatment is removed then HIV can re- establish itself by leaking out of these “viral reservoirs”.
In Allopathy, ART (Anti-Retroviral therapy) is given to suppress the virus. The medications do not eliminate the virus. However, when taken in combination they can prevent the growth of the virus. Since ART Treatment can have set of complications; common side effects include fat on the back and abodomen, Diarrhea, general sick feeling (malaise), headache, nausea, weakness. If used for long time, these medicines can increase the risk of heart attack,by increasing the level of cholesterol and glucose (sugar) in the blood
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