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HIV/AIDS Symptoms in Men

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Introduction to AIDS:
AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, it is is a disease caused by HIV. HIV is a virus called Human Immunodeficiency Virus, which affects the human immune system.


AIDS for the very first time was reported on June 5, 1981, when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recorded a cluster of Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia (PCP) in five homosexual men in Los Angeles. Later it was found that AIDS was not isolated to the homosexual community.
Cause of HIV:
It is caused by HIV, which is a retrovirus that primarily infects vital organs of the human immune system
Signs and Symptoms
The symptoms of AIDS are mainly the result of those conditions that do not normally develop in individuals possessing a healthy immune system. Mostly these conditions includes infections which is caused by invading bacteria, viruses,  fungi and parasites , against which healthy immune system fights. Also Opportunistic infections are common in people with AIDS. These infections affect nearly every organ system. Additionally, people with AIDS often have symptoms like  fevers, sweats (particularly at night), swollen glands, chills, weakness, and weight loss.  The specific opportunistic infections adopted by AIDS patient also depends on the prevalence of these infections in the geographic area in which the patient lives.
•    RESPIRATORY TRACT :  Such patients experience shortness of breath, or they stop for a few moments of breath, they have cough, they feel chest pain and also fever like any other viral infection (pneumonia). Not infrequently but the diagnosis at  early stage of HIV disease, suspects Tuberculosis (TB).
•    DIGESTIVE TRACT :  AIDS patients shows  signs and symptoms such as loss of appetite, plus nausea & vomiting, often they have  fungal diseases in the Oral Cavity and Esophagus, as well as having a Chronic Diarrhea.
•    BODY WEIGHT :  Patients having the so called Wasting Syndrome, called Loss of Body Weight up to 10% below normal due to disturbances created in proteins and energy systems present  in the body as it is also considered  as Malnutrition as well as Interference Absorption / Absorption Of Food in the digestive system leading to  Chronic Diarrhea in which patient feels tiredness and weakness.
•    NERVE SYSTEM:  Interference with Central Persyarafan resulting in less memory, plus headaches, difficulty in concentrating, patients often looks confused and slow response of  limbs. Ultimately  Persyarafan System (Peripheral) will cause pain and tingling in the palm of the hand and foot, the tendon reflexes lessen, such patients always have low Blood Pressure (BP) and Impotence.
•    INTEGUMENT SYSTEM NETWORK (SKIN) :  Some HIV Patients experience an attack of Chickenpox Virus (Herpes Simplex) or Smallpox Fire (Herpes Zoster) and various skin diseases that create pain in the skin tissue. Others patients experience  hair on the skin tissue infections (Folliculities), or dry skin patches (i.e, outer layer of skin cracks) plus Eczema or Psoriasis.
•    URINARY AND REPRODUCTIVE TRACT IN WOMEN :  They often have a fungal disease of the Vagina, which is an  early sign of HIV infection. Injury to the urinary tract,  and numerous women who suffer from Small Pox. Other people with HIV are women many of which become Inflamed Cavity (Bone), Pelvic namely the term ‘Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)’ and have Irregular Menstrual Period or Cycle.

Vectors of HIV-AIDS virus


•    THROUGH THE BLOOD :  For example through Blood Transfusion, or if Blood is exposed to HIV + on the injured skin, or through syringes, etc.
THROUGH SEMEN : it means through Sperm or Semen Men, for example, if a man sex with their partners without using condoms or other safeguards, oral sex, etc.
•    THROUGH THE VAGINAL FLUID IN WOMEN : for example: Those Women who have sexual intercourse without a safety net, borrowing and lending of sex aids, oral sex, or also transmitted to child at the time of Labor etc.
•    THROUGH MOTHER’S MILK (LACTATION) : For example; Lactating infant can get AIDS  from women who is HIV +,  men drinking breast milk spouse, etc.
•    OTHER BODY FLUIDS : Includes such fluids that contain no HIV virus in people with HIV + among others Saliva , Feces (Stool), Tears,  Sweat Water & Urine , but there are no recorded cases of infection by these secretions, and also the risk of infection is negligible.

Risk Factors and Prevention
The three main modes of transmission of HIV are
•    Sexual Contact
•    Exposure to Infected Body Fluids or Tissues
•    From Mother to Fetus or Child during Perinatal Period.
Also it is possible to find AIDS virus in the saliva, tears, and urine of infected individuals, yet there are no recorded cases of infection by such secretions, and the risk of infection is negligible.
•    Anti-Retroviral Treatment of infected patients also significantly reduces the ability to transmit HIV to others, it is by reducing the quantity or amount of virus in their body fluids to undetectable levels.
•    Taking care or Preventions during sexual intercourse
•    Avoiding the exposure to HIV infected body serums such as blood and other fluids.
•    Avoid lactation from such a mother possessing AIDS  after birth of a normal baby.

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  1. [...] HIV also known as the human immunodeficiency virus is an infection of the immune system that causes a person’s system to be unable to fight off diseases and infections. Although HIV is not aids it is directly linked to aids and will cause this infection to develop over a period of time. [...]