Human Immunodeficiency Virus

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I – Immunodeficiency – HIV weakens your immune system by destroying main cells that fight disease and infection. A "deficient" immune system can't protect you.

V – Virus – A virus can only reproduce itself by taking over a cell in the body of its host.

What Is AIDS?

To understand what AIDS is:

A – Acquired – AIDS is not something you inherit from your parents. You get AIDS after birth.

I – Immune – Your body's immune system includes all the organs and cells that work to fight off infection or disease.

D – Deficiency – You get AIDS when your immune system is "deficient," or isn't working the way it should.

S – Syndrome – A syndrome is a collection of symptoms and signs of disease. AIDS is a disease, rather than a single disease, because it is a complex sickness with a wide range of complications and symptoms.

Symptoms of HIV/ Aids

The symptoms of HIV and AIDS are very depending on the phase of infection.

Primary infection
The majority of people infected by HIV/Aids develop a flu-like illness within a month or two after the virus enters the body. This sickness, known as primary or acute HIV infection, may last for a only some weeks. Possible symptoms include:

· Fever

· Muscle tenderness

· Rash

· Headache

· Sore throat

· Mouth or genital ulcers

· Swollen lymph glands, mostly on the neck

· Joint pain

· Night sweats

· Diarrhoea

Although the symptoms of primary HIV/
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