HIV is an illness that doesn't sound new to us, as it is known to be common in our society today. As we know, HIV which is known as human immunodeficiency virus is a virus that weakens the immune system.
Once HIV enters the human body, it gradually weakens the immune system and then signs and symptoms will occur. This illness often comes with some warning signs like fever, headache, muscle aches and joint pain, rash, sore throat and painful mouth sores, swollen lymph glands, mainly on the neck, diarrhea, weight loss, cough and many more.
In other words, HIV is known to be dangerous when it gets to some certain stage. However, In this article, I will talking about the dangerous effects of having HIV/AIDs.
Having HIV/AIDs is indeed not a good thing to be proud of. As we know, the immune system helps to prevent the body from acquiring the diseases and infections that come its way.
However, the white blood cells defend the body against viruses, bacteria, and other organisms that can make a person sick. Therefore, having HIV/AIDs will make your body to be unable to fight against infections, bacteria and other viruses.
The dangerous effects of having this HIV is that, when the illness gets to it's final stage which is AIDs (Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) the immune system is severely weakened, and the risk of contracting opportunistic infections is much greater.
Furthermore, if HIV/AIDS is left untreated, it can cause significant weight loss, often accompanied by diarrhea, chronic weakness and fever. Another dangerous effects of having HIV/AIDs is that it can lead to Neurological complications. HIV can cause neurological symptoms such as confusion, forgetfulness, depression, anxiety and difficulty walking.
Not everyone with HIV develops AIDS, therefore, it is advisable as a HIV patient to always go for treatment and medical check-up in order to avoid developing AIDs. This is to say that, as a person receives treatment the better their outcome will be.
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