10 Facts about AIDS

Monday, December 1st 2014. | Health

Facts about AIDS talk about the non cured disease in the world. People focus the spreading of AIDS in Africa since the number of the infected people here is very high. There are various ways of AIDS infection. If you are curious to find out more about AIDS, check the following post below:

Facts about AIDS 1: What is AIDS?

AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Some people also call it as acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

Facts about AIDS 2: Infection of AIDS

People can be infected with AIDS if they share needles with the infected person, have sexual contact with an infected person, have blood transfusion from the infected person or through an infected mother.


AIDS and HIV Infection in Africa

AIDS and HIV Infection in Africa

Facts about AIDS 3: three stages of infection

There are three stages of infection faced by the people with AIDS.

Facts about AIDS 4: the first stage

The first stage of infection is called as the acute infection. People also call it as the acute retroviral syndrome. During the first month or after the infection, the patient will experience flu like symptoms.

AIDS and HIV Infection

AIDS and HIV Infection

Facts about AIDS 5: the second stage

The second stage is called the clinical latency. Some people like to call it asymptomatic HIV infection. In this case, you will find that HIV reproduces at a very low level.

Facts about AIDS 6: AIDS

The third stage is named as AIDS. It is characterized by having CD4 cells below 200 cells. If you check out the normal people, they have the CD4 level at 500 till 1,500 per cubic millimeter of blood.

AIDS Patients

AIDS Patients

Facts about AIDS 7: Types of HIV

There are two types of HIV. Both are HIV-1 and HIV-2. Both can lead into AIDS. HIV-1 is human immunodeficiency virus. It is called as the common HIV found in the patients. HIV-2 can be found mostly in western Africa.

Facts about AIDS 8: the people with HIV or AIDS in 2013

In 2013, it is estimated that 35 million people living with HIV or AIDS. Get facts about AIDS and HIV Infection here.

Facts about AIDS

Facts about AIDS

Facts about AIDS 9: the new infection in 2013

In 2013, the people estimated that 2.1 million new cases of infection of AIDS or HIV found in the world.

Facts about AIDS 10: death

The patients of AIDS who died in 2013 were around 1.5 million people. In the same year, it was estimated that 24.7 million people in Sub Saharan African live with AIDS or HIV.

AIDS in Africa Image

AIDS in Africa Image

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