Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Immune deficiency syndrome
Immune deficiency syndrome is known as AIDS and represents the part of infections and symptoms resulting from the harm to the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This structure constantly decreases the value of the immune system and leaves individuals in position to become infected with tumors and infections. HIV is spread through direct contact of a mucous membrane or the blood circulation with a physical fluid containing HIV, such as blood, seminal fluid, presetting fluid, vaginal fluid and mother's milk.
The symptoms of AIDS can be found in almost every part and every organ of the human body. In the early stage when first infected with AIDS, there is a good possibility of not having any signs and symptoms of infection, but there is a chance of flu-like condition two to four weeks after becoming infected. Some of the early symptoms include: Pyrex (fever), headache, rash, swollen lymph glands and sore throat (pharyngitis). Even if the person does not have these symptoms, he can transmit the virus to the people surrounding him. The virus is reproducing in lymph nodes and gradually starts to break down the helper T cells which have the role of managing the complete immune system. Other symptoms are marks on the skin, pink or purple blotches which appear all over the body and look like bruises or blisters. But remember, each of these symptoms is quite common and may be due to some other cause. It is only when they all occur together and looks like bruises or blisters.
But remember, each of these symptoms is quite common and may be due to some other cause. It is only when they all occur together and last for a long time that there may be reason of concern. Even then, only laboratory tests can prove whether someone has AIDS. There is no treatment for AIDS. Patient generally dies who have been diagnosed as having had AIDS for more than two year. Condoms and vaginal foams are partial barrier to all diseases. Be sure that your partner has no obvious signs of infection. Be careful with any new partner especially if you know he or she has had a lot of anonymous relationships.
Posted by Vanesa at 7:01 AM