Aids is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide, the #1 cause of death due to infectious disease, and has surpassed malaria as the #1 killer in africa there are more than 22 million aids cases reported worldwide, and 336 million people are living with hiv/aids. Aids is a chronic disease that can cause death of the subject and is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus the term aids (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) characterized a later stage of infection by the hiv virus. Common stds hiv / aids hiv / aids in brief hiv is the term used to describe human immunodeficiency virus aids is the term used to describe acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
Aids was first recognized by the centres for disease control and prevention (cdc) in 1981 and its cause, hiv infection was identified in the early part of the decade since its discovery, aids has caused nearly 30 million deaths (as of 2009. Fact sheets about hiv/aids treatment information, the prevention of mother-to-child transmission, and hiv treatment side effects all the fact sheets are written specifically for patients in easy to read language. Hiv, aids symptoms, treatment and prevention while 11 million americans currently live with hiv/aids, the incurable virus is no longer a quick death sentence and has become a chronic, manageable. Hiv/aids - an easy to understand guide covering causes, diagnosis, symptoms, treatment and prevention plus additional in depth medical information side effects, such as nausea and diarrhea, the exact medications prescribed for a particular person may depend on side effects (which will be different from person to person.
Human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) is the virus that causes aids when a person becomes infected with hiv, the virus attacks and weakens the immune system lung infections are common in aids and usually cause cough, fever, and shortness of breath with treatment, most people with hiv/aids can live a healthy and normal life current. Hiv/aids overview the human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) is a virus that infects humans and can lead to an advanced disease state called acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids. Hiv and aids are related, but they’re not the same hiv is a virus it may lead to aids, the disease you can get after the virus has infected your body for several years and has weakened your. The bacteria that cause tuberculosis are spread from one person to another through tiny droplets released into the air via coughs and sneezes once rare in developed countries, tuberculosis infections began increasing in 1985, partly because of the emergence of hiv, the virus that causes aids. Hiv, or human immunodeficiency virus, is the virus that causes aids (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) hiv attacks the immune system by destroying cd4 positive (cd4+) t cells, a type of white blood cell that is vital to fighting off infection.
Explore this page to find out more about populations most affected by hiv, testing and counselling programmes, prevention programmes, antiretroviral treatment, civil society’s role, hiv and tb, barriers to hiv prevention, funding, and the future of hiv and aids in east and southern africa. Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (hiv/aids) is a spectrum of conditions caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) following initial infection, a person may not notice any symptoms or may experience a brief period of influenza-like illness typically, this is followed by a prolonged period with no symptoms. Most people who have become recently infected with hiv will not have any symptoms they may, however, have a flu-like illness within a month or two after exposure to the virus, with fever, headache, tiredness, and enlarged lymph nodes (glands of the immune system easily felt in the neck and groin. Hiv/aids and teens faq in this article in this article in this article holding hands or touching someone's skin won't cause you to get the virus sharing a drinking glass with someone does not spread the virus open mouth the earlier you get treatment, the better chance you have of being able to stay well.
The impact of aids has many dimensions, only a few of which are captured in official statistics or analysis by the research community the numbers of aids cases and hiv infection count as an impact: cumulatively, they state the effect on the population of the united states and on particular subpopulations. Aids in particular has a long asymptomatic period—during which time hiv (the human immunodeficiency virus, which causes aids) can replicate and the disease can be transmitted to others—followed by a symptomatic period, which leads rapidly to death unless treated. The human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) causes hiv infection and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids) hiv symptoms and signs include rash, fatigue, enlarged lymph glands, and recurrent vaginal yeast infections read about hiv testing, treatment, transmission, and prevention. Hiv is a virus that lives in human blood, sexual fluids, and breast milk it weakens your immune system, so your body has a hard time fighting off common germs, viruses, fungi, and other invaders. A summary of the side-effects booklet hiv treatment is very effective and can mean a long and healthy life.
Primary cause of hiv/aids the primary cause of hiv/aids is the result: of transmission of an infectious agent by another person by one or more of the following: saliva, air, cough, fecal-oral route, surfaces, blood, needles, blood transfusions, sexual contact, mother to fetus, etc. Hiv is a virus that damages the immune system hiv is a lifelong condition, and without treatment, a person with hiv can develop aids, which makes the immune system too weak to fight off disease. Viral infections: types, treatment, and prevention reviewed by robert cox, md on 7/1/2016 what is a virus some cause genital warts while others increase the risk of cervical cancer leading to acquired immune deficiency syndrome hiv is transmitted by coming into contact with blood or bodily fluids of an infected person.
Without treatment, hiv infection starts to cause symptoms in an average of eight to 10 years with opportunistic illnesses, or diseases that only cause illness in people with impaired immune function human immunodeficiency virus (hiv) is the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (aids) hiv destroys the body's immune system. First, the overwhelming weight of the evidence demonstrates that sex and aids education programs do not cause harm, as some people fear more specifically, these studies indicated that these prevention programs did not increase any measure of sexual activity. Lamivudine may cause side effects many side effects from hiv medicines, such as nausea or occasional dizziness, are manageable see the aids info fact sheet on hiv medicines and side effects for more information.