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  • HIV/AIDS

    Disease Definition

    Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By damaging immune system, HIV interferes with body's ability to fight the organisms that cause disease. HIV is a sexually transmitted infection. It can also be spread by contact with infected blood or from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or breast-feeding. Without medication, it may take years before HIV weakens your immune system to the point that you have AIDS.

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    Disease Symptoms and Treatment
    The majority of people infected by HIV develop a flu-like illness within a month or two after the virus enters the body. This illness, known as primary or acute HIV infection, may last for a few weeks. Possible signs and symptoms include: Fever, Headache, Muscle aches and joint pain, Rash, Sore throat, Swollen lymph glands, mainly on the neck. There's no cure for HIV/AIDS, but a variety of drugs can be used in combination to control the virus. The classes of anti-HIV drugs include: Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Examples include efavirenz (Sustiva), etravirine (Intelence) and nevirapine (Viramune) etc.

  • HIV/AIDS

    Disease statistics

    According to World health rankings the Death Rate (Age Standardized) of HIV/AIDS patients was found to be 0.31 % Per 100,000 people during the year 2014

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