AIDS And HIV Information And Impact On Life

AIDS and HIV is very serious disease that serves many people every day. AIDS stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. It is the result of infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Some of the early symptoms include aches and tiredness, fever, weight loss, diarrhoea and night sweats. There are two types of HIV: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 was first discovered in adults in 1981; but then five years later type 2 was discovered and it affected young children and could be transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy or delivery or through breastfeeding.

People who have AIDS can suffer from one or more opportunistic infections such as Kaposi’s sarcoma, pneumonia due to Pneumocystis carinii, or toxoplasmosis. These infections are rare in people without AIDS.

There is no cure for AIDS, but with treatment, many people with AIDS can live relatively normal lives. Treatment includes a combination of drug therapies to help the immune system work better and fight off infection. It is important to start treatment as soon as possible after diagnosis.

People living with HIV can take steps to stay healthy and lower their risk of getting sick. Prevention includes using condoms every time you have sex, limiting your number of sexual partners, not sharing needles or other injection equipment, and avoiding contact with blood or body fluids from someone who has HIV.

There are many ways you can get involved and help support people living with AIDS and HIV. You can volunteer with or donate to an AIDS service organization, learn about HIV and how to prevent it, and speak out against stigma and discrimination. You can also get tested for HIV.

AIDS and HIV are very serious diseases that are taking lives every day. There is no cure but with treatment, many people can live relatively normal lives. It is important to start treatment as soon as possible after diagnosis. You can get involved by volunteering, donating, or simply learning about the disease so you know what it does your helping fight against the negative stigmas around AIDS and HIV.