Test and diagnosis of HIV

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus, a virus that attacks the immune system, or to be more specific – the immune cells called CD4 cells. The CD4 cells are a type of T cells, white blood cells that are responsible for fighting off infections; however, since they are now affected by HIV, they are no … Read more

Modern Treatment of HIV

Since HIV first appeared in the early 1980s, various strides and advances have been made to create a treatment for the disease. In the early stages of discovering the disease, patients usually lived for a few years after getting infected, but over the years, people infected with HIV can live long and live normally as … Read more

Signs and Symptoms of HIV and AIDS

HIV is a viral disease that fights the body’s immune system and makes it weaker to the point that it will be unable to fight off infection and harmful organisms. The symptoms of HIV and how the disease progresses vary from person to person; thus, it is hard to give generalized symptoms that apply to … Read more

HIV and AIDS

The virus, HIV, is transmitted through the exchange of body fluids either by sexual intercourse or by blood. HIV, once in the body, attacks the immune system and makes it weak so that the body can get more susceptible to other infections and diseases. When HIV stays in the body for too long and totally … Read more