HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) - Its Stages and Associated Symptoms

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HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus that causes AIDS. When HIV infects someone, this virus affects humans by weakening their immune system

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) - Its Stages and Associated Symptoms

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus that causes AIDS. When HIV infects someone, this virus affects humans by weakening their immune system. When the immune system becomes weak, the body is more likely to catch deadly infections and cause problems like cancer. This illness is known as AIDS. Due to medical facilities available these days, people having HIV has access to high-quality treatments and healthcare facilities to prevent themselves from catching AIDS.

HIV targets some specific cells known as CD4 cells used by the virus to make its copies in the human body. In between all this, the virus destroys healthy cells in the body and reduces the ability of the body to fight other infections and diseases. It is a lifelong disease, but with proper medication and care, the transmission to other people can be prevented, and the disease's progression can be stopped. Many people would have HIV in them for a long time without experiencing any problems or symptoms.

Stages of HIV

There are three stages of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)-

  1. Acute HIV infection:This is the earliest stage of the infection, and it is generally developed within 2-4 days of coming in contact with this virus. During this time, people have symptoms like rashes, fever, and headaches. In this stage, HIV tries to spread out quickly in the body at high levels.
  2. Chronic HIV infection:The second stage of the virus is the chronic HIV infection stage. During this period, the spread of the virus is continued but at low levels. Without getting the necessary therapies and treatment, one can go from the chronic stage to having AIDS. The possibility of transferring this virus from the infected person to any other human being is high. One notable thing is that if the virus is undetectable in the body, it cannot be transmitted to anyone.
  3. AIDS:This is the last stage of this infection AIDS. It is a very difficult and serious time in one’s life. Till the time the patient reaches this stage, the patient's immune system has been almost damaged and cannot fight infections. If the Cd4 cell count comes below 200, the person has reached the final stage of HIV. There are chances that treatments could save people from AIDS, but one can live for three years without receiving treatment.

Treatment

The treatment of HIV involves taking medications and therapies to reduce the amount of HIV in the blood. There is no exact cure for AIDS, but it can be reduced with medicines to slow down and stop its spread and prevent further complications.

Starting the treatment as soon as you get to know about is the best thing, as delaying the treatment and medication processes can lead to more damage to the immune system in the time wasted.

Always have a consultation with the best possible doctors so that there is someone to guide you throughout the treatment journey.

The doctors can prescribe many medicines, but the most common would be

Lopinavir 200 mg and Ritonavir 50 mg: Taking this medicine combination would help a lot for HIV patients. According to the patient's lifestyle, these medicines are taken by mouth, with or without food, as the doctor prefers. These tablets should not be crushed. They should be swallowed directly. The dosage depends on the patient's condition, age, weight, medical history, and complications present or not. The medication doses should not be skipped and should be considered a priority for the patient to recover from the extremely dangerous disease.

Alltera 50mg/200mg: The Alltera tablet helps treat HIV and AIDS and should be taken according to how the doctor has prescribed it.

One should always check on their health as it is the most important thing in everyone’s life. If contracted with any disease, the treatment should be started immediately to prevent further complications, cure the disease as soon as possible, and live a healthy life.

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