Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

AIDS In this disease, the body’s immune system gradually weakens. Hence it is called Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

Low immunity weakens the patient physically and mentally. Such a person cannot tolerate common ailments like fever, cold, cough.


AIDS is a highly contagious infectious disease spread by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus).

How AIDS is spread:

  • AIDS is caused by infection with the HIV virus.
  • Having sex with an HIV-infected person can lead to AIDS or the AIDS virus but no clear symptoms yet.
  • AIDS is also caused by unprotected sex, homosexuality and prostitution.
  • HIV infected needles spread AIDS through injection,
  • AIDS is transmitted from an infected mother to her unborn child.
  • AIDS is spread by exposure to blood, semen, urine, saliva and saliva.

Symptoms of AIDS:

  • Immunodeficiency,
  • Get tired
  • Gradual weight loss,
  • Body cramps,
  • Fever,
  • Excessive night sweats,
  • Prolonged diarrhea,
  • Muscles become weak,
  • Symptoms may include loss of appetite.

Preventive measures:

  • Since there is no definitive cure for AIDS, it is best to prevent it.
  • It is important to stay away from unprotected sex, prostitution and homosexuality.
  • Contaminated needles, injections must be disposed of properly. Care should be taken while taking the injection in each patient.
  • Before taking blood, make sure they are not infected with HIV.
  • Do not use drugs.

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