10 Signs You’re HIV Positive
- 1 10 Signs You’re HIV Positive
- 2 Introduction: What is the Difference Between HIV & AIDS?
- 3 What are the Other Symptoms of HIV Infection?
- 4 How Long Does it Take for a Person to be Infected with HIV?
- 5 How do Doctors Diagnose Someone that has been Infected with HIV or AIDS?
- 6 HIV as an Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or Human Retrovirus
HIV is a virus that is transmitted through bodily fluids and can be contracted through sexual intercourse, unprotected sex, or sharing needles. Although there are treatments available to help people who are living with HIV, there are also some symptoms that may occur.
Some of these signs may include:
-Frequent and/or unexplained fevers
-Exhaustion or feeling very weak
-Unexplained weight loss or weight gain
-Skin rash or sores
Introduction: What is the Difference Between HIV & AIDS?
The difference between HIV and AIDS is that HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. The virus was discovered in 1983 and it has been spreading quickly ever since.
HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus while AIDS stands for acquired immune deficiency syndrome. With the introduction of antiretroviral treatments, people with HIV can live a normal life span with treatment.
What are the Other Symptoms of HIV Infection?
The other symptoms of HIV infection are common in the early stages of the disease. The most common symptoms include:
– Coughing up blood, especially at night
– Swollen lymph nodes under the armpits and neck
How Long Does it Take for a Person to be Infected with HIV?
The average time it takes for someone to contract HIV is around six months. However, there are some people who are infected within a few days of exposure.
How do Doctors Diagnose Someone that has been Infected with HIV or AIDS?
Doctors use laboratory testing to confirm a diagnosis of HIV or AIDS. When the viral load is high, they can be sure that the person is infected and when it’s low, they can be sure that the person is not infected.
HIV/AIDS is a serious and potentially deadly infection that affects millions of people around the world. In order to determine if someone has been infected with HIV or AIDS, doctors use laboratory testing to confirm a diagnosis. When a person’s viral load is high, it means that they are infected with HIV or AIDS and when their viral load tests low, it means that they are not infected with this virus.
HIV as an Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome or Human Retrovirus
HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. It is transmitted from person to person through bodily fluids, such as semen and blood.
The HIV virus is a retrovirus – a type of virus that can infect cells in the human body and reproduce by inserting its own genetic material into the host’s DNA.
HIV/AIDS has been with us since 1981, when it was discovered in the United States. In 1990, it was diagnosed in Europe and Africa and by 1995, it had spread to all parts of the world.
The HIV virus can cause AIDS if left untreated. It destroys white blood cells – an important part of your body’s defense system against infection – which means that you are unable to fight off infections or recover from illness quickly enough.