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Description of HIV infection

Description  According to dictionary definition  HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It harms the immune system by destroying the white blood cells that fight infection. This puts you at risk for serious infections and certain cancers.    AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is the final stage of infection with HIV. Not everyone with HIV develops AIDS.  Causes and Risk FactorsAccording to dictionary definition  Causes include,1. Unprotected sex with an infected person2. Drug needles3. Through contact with the blood of an infected person4. Women can give it to their babies during pregnancy or childbirth  Signs and Symptoms  According to dictionary definition  The first signs of HIV infection may be swollen glands and flu-like symptoms. These may come and go within two to four weeks. Severe symptoms may not appear until months or years later.  Investigations  According to dictionary definition  Your doctor may recommend a blood test to check for the HIV infection.    Treatment  According to dictionary definition  There is no cure, but there are many medicines that fight HIV infection and lower the risk of infecting others. People who get early treatment can live with the disease for a long time.

 

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