The Symptoms And Effects Of The Aids Disease

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The Aids Disease is called the Aids Syndrome when you include all the symptoms that can

come from an infection. AIDS, the letters mean: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. This

is actually the final step or stage and most serious parts of the disease process. The process can

even last for ten years until it causes severe problems in life.

This is a problem with the immune system in our bodies. It is our ability to fight off

infection from bacteria or viruses which are always trying to find ways to enter our bodies, our

organs, and cause us to have serious health problems and even an early death. The Aids

Syndrome is our body’s natural response to the HIV infection (the Human Immunodeficiency

Virus. Stages or
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Sometimes, it takes a few weeks, and it can even take

years for the virus to take over your own cells and destroy your life. The famous athlete that

played basketball and contracted AIDS is still healthy and living after about thirty years. But the

famous tennis player, Arthur Ashe, died of a bood transfusion that was infected in his thirties and

died quickly.

There is a test for the AIDS virus or HIV virus. This is a simple blood test which may have

to be repeated two times just in case. Sometimes, the first test is not for sure until the second test

or the Western Blot Test (Robbins, Laboratory Manual 2013.) is performed. The test for AIDS

is of great importance because you can be infected by someone or you can infect someone else

very easily with your body fluids such as by sex of all kinds and by the use of IV (intra-venous)

or needles that may not be clean. By this “clean”, I mean sterile (clean to the point of killing all

of the bacteria and viruses that are on them. These body fluids can be spit (sputum), blood,

gland secretions both oral and genital. This is all possible to be passed on to your partner
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Once you have the HIV virus within your body, (the

blood test is positive), it will be part of you for life! Although it may take years for you to

develop the symptoms and for you to feel bad, known as “full blown” AIDS, most of the

symptoms come up very slowly. These symptoms can be weight loss, fever, night sweating,

extreme tiredness, gland swelling, rashes and sores, and even diarrhea that lasts a long time.

Even to the brain, you can have memory loss and depression. (CDC Manual, 2013.)

Some of the statistics or what they call epidemiology of the HIV/AIDS disease as of 2013

shows that “ among High School Students surveyed in the United States, 47% had sexual

intercourse and of these 41% used no condoms. 22% of this group who had sexual intercourse

among the High School students had also never been tested for the HIV or AIDS virus”.

Young gay men as well as bisexual men who had intercourse with either men or women partners

accounted for 20% of all new infections in the U.S. (Martin, 2013.) The HIV virus is one type

that is called the lentivirus. This one causes the immunodeficiency syndrome. It causes

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