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HIV / AIDS Treatment in Khammam
Most of us know that HIV is a debilitating disease that is prevalent worldwide. When you or your loved one has been diagnosed with the infection it might take a great deal of time and understanding to accept it. And when the fact really sets in, you may run from pillar to post trying to find a cure. With many people out there claiming a cure,
it’s only wise to be well-informed about the illness and its cure.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a viral disease that affects the body’s immune system. The virus is transmitted from an HIV-positive person through the exchange of body fluids during sexual contact, blood transfusion, needles, or from a mother to child during pregnancy, delivery or breastfeeding.
But acquiring the virus doesn’t necessarily lead to an infection. The mucosa (membrane lining body passages that lead to the outside) that comes in contact with the virus may be vulnerable, but not defenceless. They prevent the entry of the virus into the body. Even if the virus manages to pass through it, the immune cells beneath destroy it. Overcoming these defences, which usually lasts from one to three days, also doesn’t guarantee an HIV infection. Once the virus spreads to other parts of the body through the blood and lymphatic system, the immune cells in them may kill the virus even before it can establish a permanent infection. But once the HIV manages to cross these barriers it infects one type of immune cell (CD4 cells) and make copies of itself to release more viruses. When the replication is faster than the defence from immune cells, the HIV infection may become permanent. The infection weakens the body’s immune system. Read about HIV diagnosis — 5 tests to detect a recent HIV infection
AIDS is the final stage of HIV infection. If an HIV positive person is left untreated, his/her condition deteriorates into full-blown AIDS where the immune system stops
working due to serious loss of immune cells making him/her susceptible to various kinds of infections.