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SYMPTOMS

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Painin the abdomen
Pain while swallowing
Dry cough
Fatigue
Fever
Loss of appetite

Sweating
Nausea
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HI
Persistent diarrhea
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Vomiting
Mouthulcers or white
tongue
Difficulty swallowing or
soreness
Pneumonia
Red blotches
Severe unintentional
weight loss
Skin rash
Swollen lymph nodes
Flu-like symptoms
PROGNOSIS INFORMATION TREATMENT
Before ART people with
HIV attacks the bodys There is currently no cure for
HIV/AIDS only lasted a few
HIV but there is a treatment.
years. Their immune system immune system,
The treatment used will help
was unable to fight off specifically the CD4 cells
you live a longer and happy life.
whatever infection they got. (T cells), which help the This will also reduce the risk of
Without treatment, people immune system fight off transmitting the virus to others.
who are diagnosed with infections. HIV is treated using a
AIDS typically survive about The only way to know for combination of medicines to
3 years sure if you have HIV is to fight infection. The treatment is
get tested. called antiretroviral therapy
ART has extended the AIDS is the final stage of (ART). ART involves taking the
survival rate of many people. HIV infection, but not medicines (called an HIV
With ART people with everyone who has HIV regimen) every day. These help
HIV/AIDS can now live for advances to this stage. prevent HIV from multiplying.
decades. If people take their Scientists identified a type This will reduce the amount of
medicine correctly and every of chimpanzee in Central the virus in your body. Having
day they can expect to live a Africa as the source of HIV less of the virus in your body
infection in humans gives your immune system a
normal life
HIV was caused when chance to recover and fight off
infections and cancers. If you
humans came in contact
have HIV, ART is highly
with the chimpanzees
recommended. If left untreated,
infected blood HIV will attack the immune
system and eventually progress
to AIDS.