Why Is AIDS So Deadly?

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hiv-1280515_1280Why Is AIDS So Deadly?

AIDS is caused by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). They are deadly diseases which are widely growing in the world. It can affect one’s physical, mental and emotional aspects once hit by this epidemic.

AIDS literally destroys a body of a person little by little. Every cell of a human being can be infected as the virus intercepts when body fluids are being exchanged. Once the virus has entered the body of its prey, it will hunt other cells and transmit it. The process will repeat over and over again until all the cells will be destroyed, resulting to death. There is no symptom of Aids. Sometimes, it is just like a flu that will go away fairly soon. Naturally, it will be regarded as nothing. You would not know that the glands inside your body are already swollen.

The diseases that will not affect a healthy immune system will definitely take place after the process of cell destruction. The most common and deadly disease are the opportunistic epidemics. Pheumocystis Carinii Pneumonia or PCP is one good example of this. It starts to shorten your breath together with persistent cough and high fever. You may think that it will be cured easily but it actually kills you inside.

The medical community continues to develop medicines and cure for this known disease. They were able to develop drugs that can inhibit it but not completely cure it. Fortunately, you cannot get HIV from sneezes, coughs and direct contact from the carrier. It is mainly being transmitted through sexual intercourse and blood transfusions. People who have other sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia, syphilis, bacterial vaginosis and genital herpes have higher risks of acquiring AIDS. Moreover, pregnant women with HIV most likely transfer the virus to her baby. To avoid spreading the virus, a woman must be tested for early prevention.

Author: maureen

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