HIV, short for Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a virus that attacks, alters and weakens the immune system which is responsible for protecting the body against illnesses, it does this by gradually destroying a type of white blood cell in the immune system called T-Helper and then goes on to grow and double itself in the cells. The virus can be found in blood, semen, vaginal/anal body fluids and breast milk and can be transmitted through Unprotected sexual intercourse, Sharing needles and other sharp objects, Infected organ transplant, blood transfusion, Mother to child infection during childbirth and breastfeeding.
Most HIV victims don’t have visible symptoms especially during the first stages of the virus and could infect or pass it on to others unknowingly and this can last up to 10 years or more in most cases.
HIV happens in 3 stages, The Acute Primary Infection(Early Stage), The Asymptomatic Stage(Clinical Latency stage) and The Symptomatic Infection(Late Stage),which if not diagnosed,treated and controlled at the early stages can become complex and eventually develop into Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome(AIDS) which is predominantly the Symptomatic stage and can lead to death with no treatment available.
During the Acute Primary Infection\Early stage of the virus, most people might not downright know when they’re infected, but as time goes by they may start to experience symptoms. Most of these symptoms are similar to other viral illnesses and can sometimes be mistaken for Flu. They also can last for about a week or two and then go away
BELOW ARE SOME OF THESE SYMPTOMS:-
At this point, an infected persons response to the weakened immune system is exhaustion and tiredness. They’d be unable to complete a task or perform at work. This could be a symptom both in the early and later stage of HIV infection.
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