AIDS is a fatal disease caused by the HIV virus. On this occasion, Dr. Dinesh Kumar Tyagi, Additional Director of Internal Medicine, Fortis Hospital, Greater Noida and Dr. Umang Aggarwal, PD Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Center, Mumbai, share with you some surprising facts related to HIV AIDS.
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What is the difference between HIV and AIDS?
Dr. Dinesh Kumar Tyagi said, HIV is a type of virus, when it enters the body it is called HIV infection. If not diagnosed or treated on time, the disease will gradually progress and the body’s ability to fight the infection will decrease.
Because of this you will get the problem of AIDS. Overall, HIV is an infection and when it becomes severe it is called AIDS. That is, the root cause of AIDS is the HIV virus.
Can HIV AIDS be cured?
According to Dr. Umang Aggarwal, it is a lie that there is no cure for AIDS. In fact, by taking HIV treatment continuously, this virus is under control. By continuing its treatment, you can avoid AIDS.
Stopping treatment midway can lead to AIDS relapse. If HIV treatment is started on time, there are several drugs available nowadays, which can prevent the patient from succumbing to AIDS.
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How long can an AIDS patient live?
According to Dr.Dinesh, there are currently many effective drugs that can prevent the progression of HIV. If your CD4 count increases to normal within a year and the HIV viral load is zero, then your chances of survival are the same as any normal person.
How to know if someone has HIV AIDS?
HIV can start after unprotected sex, unsafe needles or unsafe blood transfusions. Many times there are no symptoms at all. Many symptoms may be experienced initially.
Symptoms of the disease
These symptoms last for a month and a half.
When AIDS occurs, all kinds of infections begin to affect the patient and a myriad of symptoms can be seen at this stage.
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When to go to the doctor?
If you think you’ve had unprotected sex, or if you think you’ve been given an unsafe blood transfusion or inserted an unsafe needle, doctors say you should get tested for HIV right away. Within 18 to 40 days some tests will be done to tell if your report is negative or positive.