The virus HIV is one of the most feared in the world. Because there isn't yet a cure for the virus, people are afraid of it. People who have HIV can't be completely cured, but there have been big changes in how the disease is managed.
People who get HIV have to deal with the virus for the rest of their lives. Check out the stages of the virus, as well as what happens to your body at each stage. Enjoy this article while you learn something new at the same time.
AIDS/HIV: What Are The Stages?
During this time, a person can get the virus from someone they're intimate with or through a blood transfusion or something else. This is the Acute Stage. In this stage, the virus attacks CD4 cells and starts making copies of itself in the body right away. If someone has symptoms at this point, they are likely to be flu symptoms. These are the flu symptoms you will notice at this point.
1: I have a fever
Ii. Lymph nodes that are bigger.
III. My throat hurts.
Iv. Pain in the muscles
v. Having a rash
In the first few weeks after getting the virus, these are some of the things that might happen. It takes a while for the CD4 to kick in again. It sends the virus into a kind of remission, but it doesn't last long.
People who have the virus at this point have it put into "remission," which means it hasn't spread any more. In this case, a person may not be feeling any symptoms anymore, but they can still pass the virus on to others and the virus can still be found in their blood. In this stage, people can go years without realizing they have HIV until the virus moves on to the last stage, which is called AIDS.
At this point, the body's immune system has been completely wiped out. The body will no longer be able to fight off infections the way it used to. Instead, the body will start to deal with many opportunistic infections that even treatment and medicines can't get rid of.
AIDS is a stage of HIV that many people are afraid of. If it gets there, anti-retroviral drugs may not be able to keep it under control again. People who work with young people often tell them to get an HIV test to find out their status.
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