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Terminologies / definitions

  • STDs – sexually transmitted diseases
  • HIV – human immunodeficiency virus
  • Aids – acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • STIs – sexually transmitted infections
  • ARVs – antiretroviral drug
  • ART – Antiretroviral therapy

What is HIV and Aids

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus, and AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. HIV is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system by attaching to white blood cells called *helper T cells. The virus uses these cells to create more copies of itself, which are then released into the blood and destroy the helper T cells. This process weakens the immune system, making it harder for the body to fight off infections, illnesses, and certain cancers.

*The T helper cells, also known as CD4⁺ cells or CD4-positive cells, are a type of T cell that play an important role in the adaptive immune system. They aid the activity of other immune cells by releasing cytokines.

 

HIV can’t be cured, but it can be controlled with proper medical care. Without treatment, HIV can gradually destroy the immune system, leading to AIDS in about 8 to 10 years. Symptoms of HIV and AIDS vary depending on the person and the phase of infection, but can include:

Swollen lymph glands, Diarrhea, Weight loss, Cough, Night sweats, Fever, Fatigue, Oral yeast infection, Shingles, and Pneumonia.

HIV is spread by contact with certain bodily fluids of a person with HIV, such as during unprotected sex or through sharing injection drug equipment.

What is STDs

STDs, or sexually transmitted diseases, are infections that are spread from person to person through sexual contact or close physical contact. They can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites, and can be passed through vaginal, oral, and anal sex, and through intimate physical contact like heavy petting. Many STIs have no symptoms, so people can have an infection but not know it.

What is STIs

STIs, or sexually transmitted infections, are infections that are spread through unprotected sexual contact. They can also be transmitted through infected blood or blood products, during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. STIs are caused by over 30 different bacteria, viruses, and parasites, and can be transmitted through vaginal, anal, and oral sex.

What is HIV cd4 count and viral load

CD4 count and viral load are two blood tests that are important for people with HIV to have regularly. CD4 count measures the health of the immune system, while viral load measures the amount of HIV in the blood.

The amount of HIV in your blood is called “viral load.” Viral load shows how fast HIV is reproducing in your body – the lower your viral load, the better. Your “CD4 cell count” measures the health of your immune system. The higher it is, the better your body can fight infections.

What is a normal CD4 count and viral load?

How serious is this? CD4 level Viral load
A person needs medical attention and will need prophylactic medications to prevent opportunistic infections. 200 cells/mm3 over 200 copies/mL
Monitoring is essential, but a doctor may consider levels stable. 300–500 cells/mm3 less than 200 copies/mL
Acceptable levels. 500–1,500 cells/mm3 less than 20–75 copies/mL

wikipedia link: https://www.healthline.com/health/hiv-aids/cd4-viral-count#relationship-between-cd-4-count-and-viral-load

What are the 7 warning signs of HIV

  • Fever.
  • Fatigue.
  • Swollen lymph glands, which are often one of the first symptoms of HIV infection.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Weight loss.
  • *Oral yeast infection, also called thrush.
  • *Shingles, also called herpes zoster.
  • *Pneumonia.

*Oral yeast infections, also known as oral thrush or oropharyngeal candidiasis, are caused by an overgrowth of the Candida fungus in the mouth, throat, and esophagus. Symptoms include:

    • White, raised, cottage cheese-like spots on the tongue and cheeks
    • Redness or soreness
    • Cotton-like feeling in the mouth
    • Loss of taste
    • Pain while eating or swallowing
    • Cracking and redness at the corners of the mouth
    • Slight bleeding if the lesions are rubbed or scraped
    • Redness, irritation, and pain under dentures
    • Trouble feeding or being fussy and irritable

*Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral disease that causes a painful rash with blisters in a localized area. The rash usually appears in a single, wide mark on the left or right side of the body or face. Other symptoms include:

    • Severe pain
    • Itching or tingling of the skin
    • Fever
    • Headache
    • Chills
    • Upset stomach

* Pneumonia is a serious infection that causes the air sacs in one or both lungs to fill with fluid or pus. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Symptoms vary from mild to severe, depending on the type of germ causing the infection, your age, your overall health and can be life-threatening if the immune system is severely damaged. 

How to fight HIV and Aids?

Five simple steps with one answer:
  1. Balance Ph levels.
  2. Detoxify the body & blood from all types of toxins.
  3. Boost the immune system.
  4. Include more that 25 organic essential oils in your diet; that has proven itself to be a powerful potential Antiseptic Bacterial, Viral and Fungal killer.
  5. Add in a couple of lifestyle changes and you have a winning formula.
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