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
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
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.