HIV represents the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It is a virus attacking the body’s natural defense, the immune system. HIV, if left without treatment or, immediate care, is harmful. If not, the immune system of a person becomes weaker. It will lose the resistance to fight off diseases and other life-threatening infections. There is a need for HIV regular tests so that the person with HIV can get antiretroviral treatment to stay healthy. AIDS is the final stage of HIV infection, and it comes with a set of illnesses and symptoms.
What is HIV?
HIV, the virus attacks the immune system cells that are the natural defense from illness. Itdest roys the white blood cells existing known as T-helper cells, and there are copies inside the cells. The T-helper cells are known as CD4 cells.
As HIV damages the CD4 cells more, it makes more copies to damage the inside. Thus, it weakens the immune system of a person. It means a person having HIV and is notundergoing the antiretroviral treatment will have a tougher time to fight the infections off and keep the diseases away.
In case the HIV person fails from taking treatment on time, it will take 10 to 15 years, and the entire immune system will get damaged. The person cannot defend themselves. HIV progress varies as per age, background, and general health.