AIDS and HIV Information
 

Treating Serious Illnesses
in The AIDS Patient

AIDS is a medical condition caused by the HIV virus.  The virus attacks the immune system so the body cannot fight off infections.  When the immune system has broken down minor infections that healthy people can shrug off, will attack the body and allow opportunistic infections to take advantage of the weakened system.  People do not die of AIDS; it is more accurate to say they died of an infection that could not be fought off by the immune system of the patient’s body. 

HIV is a virus, much like the cold or flu virus.  A virus will do nothing but make new viruses by reproducing itself in living cells.  The HIV virus attacks the CD4 cells that help the immune system fight an infection.  Once the HIV virus gets into a cell, millions more little viruses are produced and kills that cell.  Then it goes out to find new cells to attack and kill.  The drugs used to treat HIV and AIDS works by interfering with the multiplication of the virus cells.

When the immune system is severely damaged, any small infection can cause severe problems for an AIDS patient.  If you are at risk for AIDS or have been diagnosed with the HIV virus, it is important to find a doctor that understands the disease and the toll it takes on each patient.  Preferably you will find a doctor that will treat you with conventional methods of treatment and homeopathic treatments as well.

Did You Know? 

Since 1981 when the HIV and Aids was first recognized as something new in the medical world, researchers and scientists have been working to learn as much about the new disease as possible. So far they have determined the virus is spread by contact with another contaminated person’s body fluids.

This could be through contact with blood, semen, and vaginal fluids. Once the body has the HIV virus it begins to produce more HIV particles and these begin attacking the T-cells. The T-cells or CD4 cells burst and that allows the virus to enter the bloodstream and invade other cells. You should already know the difference between HIV and AIDS. HIV is a subgroup of retroviruses that cause AIDS. The virus kills cells in the body’s immune system and progressively destroys the body’s ability to fight infections.

This inability to fight off infections also affects some cancers too. HIV gradually gets worse until the body is no longer able to fight off the infections and other bacteria that would normally not make people sick. These opportunistic infections will attack the body and could be potentially life threatening.

AIDS is the acronym for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. It was first recognized in New York City in 1981. The virus was isolated and identified in 1983, but it wasn’t until 1985 that a diagnostic test was developed to test for the disease.



The doctor you choose will be on of the most important parts of your medical team.  They should be someone you trust and are experienced in treating AIDS patients.  An experienced and compassionate doctor can help you find resources in the community that can help you in your battle.  You should take an active part in the decisions made about treatment for AIDS.



There will come a time when you may need emergency treatment.  A person who is HIV positive or has AIDS should go to the hospital any time they develop a high fever.  A fever signals there is something seriously wrong within the body.  If an AIDS patient is coughing up blood, they should go to the emergency room immediately.  Other signs of serious complications or illness are shortness of breath, severe stomach or chest pains, headaches, seizures, and a change in your mental condition.  Dizziness, confusion, and seizures may point to a life-threatening condition.  A trip to the emergency room is needed if you begin to have these serious complications.

 

AIDS Facts

Patients using homeopathic medicine will normally develop a fever after taking the medication. Homeopaths agree the fever is a helpful part of the response to the medicine and should not be suppressed.

Fever is a response to infection and using homeopathic treatment and medicines encourage this body response.



If you are HIV positive or an AIDS patient, stay as healthy as possible and avoid being close to someone with even a minor infection.  Medical problems that a healthy person can shake off may be life threatening to an AIDS patient.  Eating healthy, resting, and exercise can help you remain strong enough to fight off minor infections.  Any signs of a more dangerous medical problem should be looked into immediately.  Know the signs of serious problems and have a plan in place to be sure you get to the emergency room as soon as possible.

 

 

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HIV and AIDS Information and Resources
World Health Organization’s AIDS Staging
History of AIDS Looking Closer at the HIV Virus and AIDS
Living With HIV and AIDS
Know the Basics about AIDS
What are the Causes of AIDS
Homeopathic Ways of Treating the AIDS Patient
AIDS and the Nervous System
Options If You Are HIV Positive
The AIDS Patient and Opportunistic Infections
Advanced Signs of the HIV Virus
Tests For the HIV Virus
Other Health Concerns For The AIDS Patient
Prayer And Spirituality Used In The Treatment Of AIDS
How To Prepare For Your AIDS Medical Appointment
Aids and Viral Complications
Parasitic Infections Common to HIV Patients
AIDS Related Lymphoma
Treating AIDS Related Lymphoma
Serious Complications Associated With The HIV Virus
White Blood Cells And AIDS
Neurological Complications Associated with AIDS
What To Do If You Think You Might Have Aids
New Developments In AIDS Research
Coping With Your AIDS Diagnosis
The Symptoms of HIV Infection
Education Is The Key To Stopping the AIDS Epidemic
The Emphasis Must Be On Prevention for HIV and AIDS
AIDS Medical Terms
Take An Active Role In Your AIDS Medical Treatment
Reducing The HIV Risk Factors
Keeping A Positive Outlook For AIDS Patients
Acupuncture To Relieve The Side Effects Of AIDS Treatment
A Healthy Lifestyle Can Help You Treat AIDS
AIDS Patients Are In It For Life
Basic AIDS Information
Do You Need To Let Everyone Know That You Are HIV Positive
Important Vitamins and Minerals for a Person with HIV
Treatments Available for the Patient with HIV or AIDS
Ways You Cannot Get The HIV Virus
Treatments Available for the HIV Positive Woman
Understanding the Basics of HIV
The United States AIDS Policy
Treatment Guidelines for the AIDS Patient
Treating Serious Illnesses in The AIDS Patient
HIV Transmission
How The HIV Virus Progresses
The Fear the AIDS Stigma Brings
I Tested Positive For the HIV Virus: What Now
How To Tell Other People You Are HIV Positive
Facts And Myths Regarding HIV Transmission
Some Recent Advances In The Fight Against AIDS
Preventive Measures You Can Take Concerning HIV Infection
Dates In AIDS History
The Impact of AIDS On MSM, Men Who Have Sex With Men
Dealing With Malnutrition For The HIV Infected Person
Know Your Personal HIV Risk Factors
Keeping Yourself AIDS Free
Are Condoms Effective As Protection Against AIDS Transmission
Juicings Possible Benefits To The Person With HIV
What Are The Initial Signs and Symptoms of HIV Infections
AIDS Faqs
Five Classes of Antiretroviral Drugs for Treating AIDS
Dietary Needs And The HIV Patient
Misconceptions About AIDS
Oh No I have AIDS
The Staggering AIDS Statistics
Exercise May Boost Your Imune System
Aids And The Toll On Families
Immunization Needs For Adult AIDS Patients
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome: The Basic Facts
Is There A Silver Lining in The Cloud of AIDS
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