HIV-AIDS

HIV – AIDS Complications

People with AIDS often become ill because of opportunistic infections. These infections are called “opportunistic” because they take hold in a person with a weakened immune system. In other words, they use the opportunity that a fragile immune system creates to trigger illness in a person. A person who has …

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HIV – AIDS Symptoms

The importance of HIV tests   Testing is the only way to determine for certain whether you are infected with HIV. In most states, testing can be done only after you give written consent. It is possible to be infected with HIV and yet to have no symptoms for years. …

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AIDS

AIDS is not a disease. It is a syndrome associated with the loss of immune function caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Only those who are infected with HIV will develop AIDS. This  syndrome has no other known cause. Common sexually transmitted infections such as herpes do not cause …

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HIV Virus

HIV is different from most viruses. If you get a flu virus, you may get symptoms right away. Many people infected with HIV may not have clear symptoms of HIV infection for many years. That is because of the unique way that the virus works in the body. HIV enters …

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From HIV infection to HIV – AIDS symptoms

It is possible to be infected and yet to have no HIV symptoms for years. A positive result on an HIV test only means that you have HIV infection, but not necessarily AIDS. Some of AIDS symptoms are caused by damage from the disease itself. Severe side effects may be …

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