What is HIV / AIDS?

AIDS is the abbreviated name of a disease that stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. The disease is caused by a virus called HIV, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. The infection is also called "HIV Seroconversion Syndrome" or "Acute Retroviral Syndrome". The name has been made up from the words which indicate the characteristics of this disease:

Acquired: Because the virus travels from person to person and can be acquired… Continue reading

HIV/AIDS: Initial (Early) Symptoms

Every disease has its own peculiar symptoms. Such symptoms may not be exactly same for every individual even though the name given to the diagnosed disease may be the same. It is true for nearly all the diseases because every individual is a unique entity; no two individuals are alike. Therefore, appearance, development and overall picture of symptoms varies from person to person. In most cases, people with weaker health… Continue reading

HIV/AIDS Later Stage Symptoms

Initial symptoms disappear soon and the person usually remains symptom free for a long time. With the passage of time, HIV progresses to AIDS and the entire body is affected. Different symptoms begin to appear. As the disease progresses, all the three main systems namely nervous system, muscular system and glandular system are affected. Gradually this effect becomes more evident. Symptoms may appear anywhere in the body where these… Continue reading

Prevention of HIV-AIDS

AIDS is a slow killer and it is commonly known that there is no definite cure for AIDS yet. So, the best option is to prevent the infection rather than running after treatment and remaining uncomfortable for the rest of the life. Preventive measures have their unquestioned value for which awareness needs to be developed in all sections of the population particularly those having no access to Internet and those… Continue reading

Treatment of HIV-AIDS

Many Internet searchers look for symptoms of AIDS and preventive measures, hardly for the treatment because general impression all over the world is that “there is no cure for AIDS and that the complications and advancement of symptoms can be delayed but cannot be stopped”. All that the sufferer gets is consolation, management, flood of advice, hopes or news but no cure. This is why majority does not even look… Continue reading

Living with HIV/AIDS

AIDS is a dangerous disease no doubt but more than that it is a dreaded disease. Due to the impression HIV and AIDS have in the public, worry and panic on positive diagnosis are not unnatural. Most of the affected persons in particular regions of the world try to hide the disease and secretly start looking for information and treatment taxing their nerves too much. They do so for fear… Continue reading