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HIV Symptoms | HIV Transmission | HIV Test



HIV Symptoms | HIV Transmission | HIV Test | Symptoms Of HIV | HIV Symptoms In Men | HIV Symptoms In Women


In this weeks video we’re looking at symptoms of HIV in men and women, aids, HIV test or exposure. This video consists of the current information on symptoms of HIV in men women aids and HIV test or exposure.


00:00 Intro: Symptoms of HIV in men women aids test exposure

00:38 About HIV symptoms in men and women

02:26 How is HIV passed on

03:38 HIV testing how is it done

05:31 What to do if you have been exposed to HIV

06:33 Conclusion on HIV aids


HIV SYMPTOMS AND WHAT IS IT:

A large number of patients may only have an asymptomatic infection after the exposure. The usual time from exposure to onset of symptoms is 2 to 4 weeks, although, in some cases, it can be as long as 10 months. A constellation of symptoms, known as an acute retroviral syndrome, may appear acutely. Although none of these symptoms are specific to HIV, their presence of increased severity and duration is an indication of poor prognosis. These symptoms, in the order of decreasing frequency, are listed below:


- Fatigue

- Muscle pain

- Skin rash

- Headache

- Sore throat

- Swollen lymph nodes

- Joint pain

- Night sweats

- Diarrhea


Interesting article on HIV and Symptoms,

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK534860/


HIV is the name given to the virus that attacks the immune system. It then weakens it, making it more difficult to fight infections and diseases. Once this happens, the CD4 count - (which is a measure of a specific type of white blood cell) decreases.


When someone is first infected with HIV, they may experience a short illness for about a week or two, very much like the flu in the two to six weeks after first being infected.


Once those symptoms resolve, there may be no noticeable symptoms whatsoever for years. However, the virus will be causing internal damage to the immune system. This is worrying as it means that you won’t know if you have HIV, unless you get a test.


This also means that people could pass HIV onto others whilst having no idea that they have it. AIDs is not the same thing as HIV. AIDS is acquired immune deficiency syndrome and is the term used to describe the various potentially life-threatening infections and illnesses that occur once the HIV virus has severely damaged the immune system.


If you're wondering what the difference between HIV and AIDS is, HIV is a virus that attacks the immune system by taking control of cells once it is inside a host and AIDS describes what happens once HIV has caused severe damage to the immune system.


For more information on HIV and AIDS visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hiv-and-aids/


For more information on HIV post exposure prophylaxis and pre exposure prophylaxis please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/hiv-and-aids/prevention/



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This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.



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Disclaimer:

This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.

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