World AIDS day 1st December
Written by: Amina Noor (Punjab University College of Pharmacy)
What is AIDS:
Discriminating about people who are infected with HIV/AIDS or anyone thought to be at the risk of infection violates individual human rights and endangers public health. Every person infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS deserves compassion and support, regardless of the circumstances around their Infection. Education and awareness is crucial in getting this message out.
AIDS is the acronym of Acquired Immuno -deficiency Syndrome. It is a disease that can develop in people with HIV, a virus that damages the immune system. It is the most advanced stage of HIV. But just because a person has HIV doesn’t mean that they will develop AIDS.
Anyone can contract HIV. The virus is transmitted in bodily fluids that include:
HIV does not spread through:
Causes of AIDS:
AIDS is caused by HIV (Human Immuno-deficiency Virus). A person can’t get AIDS, if they haven’t contacted with HIV.
The stages of HIV and AIDS are as follows:
Once you have been contracted with HIV, you will start facing the following symptoms.
Chronic stage consist of:
Treatment for AIDS:
Now the question arises how we can treat this syndrome. Here is the visual representation about treatment.
You can take preventive measures as well to deal with it.
I want to conclude this with a line:
You cannot die from AIDS, but you can die from AIDS related illness such as cancer.
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