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Once we get HIV, is there any chance to get rid of it?

Asked on 03-09-2018 by Anonymous

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Presently, there's no cure available for HIV infection. However, the virus can be treated using Antiretroviral therapy (ART), consisting of three or more antiretroviral drugs. ART doesn't cure the disease but prevents the infection from multiplying and reduces the amount of infection in the body. As a result, the immune system gets a chance to recover and prevents the infection from advancing to AIDS. Once diagnosed with HIV, the virus stays in your body for life.

How can one transmit HIV to the other person?

Asked on 03-09-2018 by Anonymous

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HIV can be transmitted via the exchange of a variety of body fluids from infected individuals, such as blood, semen, and vaginal secretions. Unprotected anal or vaginal sex puts individuals at greater risk of contracting HIV. The virus can be transmitted to the child from mother during pregnancy, breastfeeding, or birth. Sharing needles with infected persons can also transmit the infection.

What are the symptoms of the last stage of HIV AIDS?

Asked on 03-09-2018 by Anonymous

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During the last stage of HIV, the immune system of the person is so badly damaged that the body can't fight off opportunistic infections, like bacterial/fungal diseases. The symptoms include weight loss, chronic diarrhea, night sweats, and fever among others.

What are the three stages of HIV infection?

Asked on 03-09-2018 by Anonymous

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Once someone is diagnosed with HIV and doesn't get treatment, then they typically go through three stages of infection: Acute HIV infection, Clinical latency, and AIDS. The symptoms differ in all these three stages.

What is the full form of HIV and AIDS?

Asked on 03-09-2018 by Anonymous

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The full form of HIV is Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and of AIDS is Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

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