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HIV & AIDS : What Happens To The Body And Immune System When It's Contracted Newly

Are you aware that a person's body undergoes certain changes when they become infected with the virus for the first time? HIV is one of the most feared viruses in the world, and while many people are aware of it, few are aware of how it affects the body when it is newly contracted.

As a result, in this post, we'll take a look at some of the physical and immune system changes that occur when a virus is newly infected. Sit tight and soak it all in.

When a person is infected with HIV for the first time, what happens to their body and immune system?

First and foremost, it's crucial to stress that HIV can be transmitted through unsafe sex, ok transfusion, sharing of sharp objects between persons whose health status you don't know, and a host of other activities. The person's immune system is the primary target of the virus once it has entered their body.

When it assaults the CD4 cells, it destroys them and increases the replication of those cells but not of the infected ones. HIV-infected CD4 cells would continue to proliferate, but not as healthy immune system cells. Thus, people who have just been infected often have a very high viral load, making them more likely than those in later stages to spread the virus to others. However, if viral suppression is not achieved, the virus can always be transmitted to others. The immune system's ability to fight infection is severely compromised when the body's CD4 cells are infected and destroyed, yet a person may or may not notice the following symptoms while the damage continues:

Fatigue that persists for an extended period of time

2. An ongoing, unexplained headache

As a result of the attack on the immune system, lymph nodes swell. These lumps can be seen in the armpit, neck, and groin region.

4. Night Sweats, even in the cold.

Some people, as previously stated, are acutely aware of the symptoms, while others are not. This is the most dangerous stage of HIV infection because a person may mistakenly believe they have the flu when they actually have something more deadly. If no action is taken, the infection will progress to a chronic state. The immune system's fight against the virus causes CD4 cells to repopulate at this point.

For as long as 10 years, the virus would remain growing in the body and triggering deadly signs of AIDs before the immune system was completely destroyed. Consequently, it is essential to always take a test.

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