World Aids Day 2023: AIDS is still an incurable fatal disease. The risk of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is increasing worldwide. World AIDS Day (World AIDS Day 2023) is celebrated every year on 1 December to create awareness and prevention of this disease caused by HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). Let us know how dangerous is the disease AIDS…
what is AIDS
AIDS is a disease caused by infection with the HIV virus. It damages the immune system and weakens the body’s ability to function. Apart from sexually transmitted infections (STIs), there is a risk of this infection being transmitted from mother to child through transfusion of infected blood, use of injections given to an infected person, pregnancy or breastfeeding.
How to know whether you have HIV infection or not?
1. HIV infection or AIDS is confirmed by blood test. However, it can also be identified through some symptoms.
2. In people infected with HIV, flu-like illness starts occurring within 2-4 weeks of the virus entering the body. Apart from this, fever, headache, pain in muscles and joints, sore throat and mouth sores and weight loss are also considered symptoms of this disease.
3. If this disease is not taken care of in time, then the viral load in the blood increases, due to which this disease can become dangerous.
Who is most at risk of AIDS
1. Anyone can come in contact with HIV by having unprotected sex.
2. There may be a risk of getting infected by taking blood from an infected person.
3. Infection can be transmitted from infected mother to child during pregnancy or delivery or during breastfeeding. An attempt can be made to reduce this risk through HIV testing during pregnancy.
prevention of HIV infection
1. There is no vaccine yet to prevent HIV infection. However, some medical reports also mention trials for the treatment of HIV or AIDS. Still AIDS is an incurable disease.
2. This infection does not spread by shaking hands, droplets coming out from sneezing and coughing of an infected person, eating food with an infected person, hence do not discriminate against such people.
3. Try to protect yourself from this infection and make others aware too.
Disclaimer: Before implementing the method, methods and suggestions mentioned in this article, please consult a doctor or related expert.
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