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HIV:progression/clinical manifestations
four stages: acute retroviral syndrome, asymptomatic HIV disease, symptomatic HIV disease and AIDs; time frame varies due to many factors i.e. use of medication, general health, socioeconomic status, etc.
HIV:asymptomatic HIV disease
no s/s except possibly lymphadenopathy & HA. CD4 T-cell is dropping (normal is 1000).
HIV:acute retroviral stage
usually 1-3 weeks past exposure; symptoms are flu-like & rash; symptoms are a response to the rapidly multiplying virus and last 1-2 weeks, often overlooked
HIV:risk factors
unprotected sex, sharing needles with infected people, newborns to HIV+ mothers(unless mother takes AZT while pregnant)
HIV: etiology/transmission
caused by retrovirus; attaches to helper T cell, invades, copies its own genetic material into T-cells DNA and replicates self;transmitted by body fluids including: blood, semen,vaginal secretions, CSF & breast milk